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    Afghanistan

    Kabul

    Kabul

    Activity: Right of People who use Drugs
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 09:30 am
    Location: Bridge Hope Health Organization (BHHO) Main office Kart e Seh Street number 10th house number 628 District 6 Dar al aman Road Kabul Afghanistan
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Bridge Hope Health organization (BHHO)
    Contact: Abdur Raheem Rejaey , Ata U Rahman Hamid
    Phone: +93789146467, +93797220536
    Email: raheemrejaey@gmail.com

    1. Overdose Awareness for People who use Drugs, Harm reduction service Providers, Police Officials and Society members.
    2. Roll Play about Overdose and how to prevent Overdose death.
    3. Memorial of People who last their life to Overdose
    4. Distribution of Overdose Awareness leaflets to Drug users and Community members

    Australia

    ACT

    Canberra

    ACT

    Activity: Civic NSP
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 01:30 pm
    Location: Civic Primary NSP 1 Moore Street Canberra City
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Directions
    Contact: Tammy Waters
    Phone: 02 61324901
    Email: tammy.waters@directionshealth.com

    We will be hosting an awareness day with lots of food and info for our clients, this will be hosted in conjunction with Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy who will provide naloxone training and info for our clients.

    national

    ACT

    Activity: Online support & connection thread, Counselling Online’s Friends & Family forum
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Online, at https://forum.counsellingonline.org.au/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=166
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Counselling Online, Turning Point
    Contact: Vik
    Phone:
    Email: theteam@counsellingonline.org.au

    Counselling Online’s Friends and Family forum is an online peer support space available for anybody in Australia who is impacted by a significant other’s alcohol and other substance use. It is a place to connect and share support, hope and advice with others in a safe, anonymous and understanding environment.

    In recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day, we invite you to share a memory or pay tribute in our online event. You’re also welcome to reply to others, share support and connect with one another.
    We know that this is a particularly difficult time for many of us who are dealing with the grief of losing someone. It can be hard to talk about, but we are here to listen. This online event will continue to be open and available to you throughout the week and ongoing.

    NSW

    Blacktown, Mt Druitt & Parramatta

    NSW

    Activity: Memorial Tree
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Blacktown NSP, Blacktown Community Health Centre – Unit 6, 1 Marcel Crescent, Blacktown
    Mt Druitt NSP, Mt Druitt Community Health Centre – Kelly Close, Mt Druitt
    Parramatta NSP, Parramatta Community Health Centre – 162 Marsden Street, Parramatta
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Western Sydney Local Health District
    Contact: Dan McKeown
    Phone: 02 9881 8767
    Email: daniel.mckeown@health.nsw.gov.au

    We will be displaying a ‘Memorial Tree’ at each NSP in the Western Sydney Local Health District. We are inviting anybody to take one of our paper hearts to write the name of a person who has been lost to an overdose to put on a tree branch of the ‘Memorial Tree’. We are also promoting the use of Naloxone in an opioid overdose and we will be distributing Naloxone to our clients to help save lives. We will provide information on a range of drugs which people may overdose from and how to manage the overdose to assist in keeping the person safe. The activities will start on Monday the 26th of August to Friday the 6th of September 2019.

    Byron Bay

    NSW

    Activity: Stop the Stigma: An Open Conversation on Addiction, Overdose, & Recovery
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: The event will be a virtual event (i.e. held online)
    www.passionmaps.com/events
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Passion Maps
    Contact: Janine Aliño
    Phone:
    Email: events@passionmaps.com

    Passion Maps Supports International Overdose Awareness Day
    Stop the Stigma: An Open Conversation on Addiction, Overdose, & Recovery

    We aim to have a conversation around the topic of addiction, overdose, and recovery–the identifiers, necessary steps to overcome the problem, and healing & sustainable practices to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

    Ultimately, we want to keep the ball rolling on making a positive impact on people’s lives by sharing information, tools or resources they can access to bring back a sense of self, and how Passion Mapping can play a role in this endeavor… dialing their lives back or finding their purpose again

    • Learn how you can identify indicators or symptoms of the disease.
    • Know what steps should be taken to overcome the problem.
    • Know what an overdose looks like.
    • Learn about healing & sustainable practices to maintain a healthy lifestyle

    * Featured guest: Jolene Baney, a Passion Maps Coach who works in the area of Family Recovery, Coaching, Counseling, and Support
    Co-Founder of Premier Recovery Options in Phoenix, Arizona

    She provides assistance to families in the following areas:
    Family Recovery & Codependency Coaching (Individual & Group sessions)
    Aftercare Support & Referral Services
    Spiritual Counseling
    Life, Career & Relationship Coaching
    Family Workshops

    EAST KURRAJONG – NSW

    NSW

    Activity: In memory of Martin
    Date: 02/09/2019
    Time: 09:30 am
    Location: St Gregory’s Catholic Cemetery, Bell Line of Road, Kurrajong.
    At Martin’s graveside.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Jennifer
    Phone: 0408229549
    Email: jenfurj@bigpond.net.au

    Lighting a candle to remember Martin.
    Postcards, badges and pamphlets available to help raise awareness and education

    Lithgow

    NSW

    Activity: Community Information and Tributes
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Lithgow City Library
    157 Main Street
    Lithgow NSW 2790
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Uniting
    Contact: Brigitte Lees
    Phone: 0466869771
    Email: blees@uniting.org

    Uniting and LINC have partnered to host a community information stall at the Lithgow City Library. Information will be available in a range of formats, and aims to increase community awareness of the risks of overdose due to use of both illicit substances, and prescription medications.
    Community members who have lost someone to overdose, will be supported to post an online tribute to their loved ones.

    Muswellbrook

    NSW

    Activity: Cultural Connections
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 10:14 pm
    Location: 202 Bridge St Muswellbrook NSW
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drug and Alcohol Health Services Inc.
    Contact: Libby George
    Phone: 0265432677
    Email:

    Education from an Addiction Medicine Specialist. Traditional Aboriginal foods, music, art and craft. Free BBQ lunch and lucky door prize.

    Sydney

    NSW

    Activity: Overdose Awareness BBQ day @Marrin Weejali aboriginal corp
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Marrin Weejali Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Healing Centre 79-81 Jersey Road, Blackett N.S.W 2770
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Marrin Weejali Aboriginal drug and alcohol healing centre
    Contact: Shannon
    Phone: 0406 425 751
    Email: Shannon@marrinweejlai.org.au

    Host a community event to raise awareness of drug overdose within our Indigenous community. This event will involve staff and local community members. There will be guest speakers, a BBQ lunch and lucky door prizes.

    Sydney

    NSW

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Morning Tea
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 150 William Street
    Woolloomooloo NSW
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Network of Drug and Alcohol Agencies (NADA)
    Contact: Michelle Ridley
    Phone: 0413748453
    Email: michelle@nada.org.au

    Morning tea.

    Sydney

    NSW

    Activity: Remembrance Tree
    Date: 26/08/2019
    Time: 10:30 am
    Location: Kirketon Road Centre Victoria Rd Darlinghurst
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Kirketon Road Centre
    Contact: Julie Coutelas
    Phone: 02 9360 2766
    Email: julie.coutelas@health.nsw.gov.au

    There will be an artwork of a leafless tree displayed at KRC. Clients and staff will be invited to pin a leaf to the tree with the name or a symbol to represent someone they have lost to overdose.
    We will also be promoting and distributing naloxone in the week leading up to Overdose Awareness Day and discussing key safety messages to clients who inject drugs.

    Sydney

    NSW

    Activity: Overdose Memorial and Narcan Blitz
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: OTP – 591 South Dowling st Surry Hills
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Langton Centre
    Contact: Chloe Turner
    Phone: 9332 8743
    Email:

    Overdose memorial tree and Narcan Blitz. Free Narcan training and provision in a supportive environment. Education and discussion around harm reduction techniques.

    Sydney

    NSW

    Activity: WHOS (We Help Ourselves) Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: WHOS has Alcohol and Drug residential rehabilitation services across NSW and QLD all of whom will be holding International Overdose Awareness Days. Services are; WHOS Rozelle, WHOS Hunter and WHOS Sunshine Coast
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: WHOS (We Help Ourselves)
    Contact: Carolyn Stubley
    Phone: 02 85727444
    Email: carolyns@whos.com.au

    WHOS services at any one time will have up to 180 clients in their Alcohol and Drug residential programs at any one time, all will hold special activities for their clients to observe International Overdose Awareness Day. These are closed to the public.

    Sydney

    NSW

    Activity: IOAD Seminar and BBQ (SSDP NSW)
    Date: 01/09/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: 61 Sydenham Lane, Marrickville, NSW, Australia
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Students for Sensible Drug Policy NSW
    Contact: Sofia Devetak
    Phone: 0416669633
    Email: sofia@ssdp.org.au

    Remembrance – Prevention – De-Stigmatization

    Local communities in Sydney and around the world are coming together to remember those who have died or suffered harm due to drug overdose.

    On Sunday the 1st of September, grassroots organisation ‘Students For Sensible Drug Policy’ (SSDP) will be
    hosting a day event for ‘International Overdose Awareness Day’ (IOAD).

    We aim to create a better understanding of overdose, reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths, and create change that reduces the
    harms associated with drug use.

    WHERE: Inner West Location TBA

    WHEN: Sunday 1st of September – 1pm Start

    PROGRAM:

    ➔ BBQ lunch-time hangout over some chilled music
    ➔ Followed by 2 X speaker presentations
    ➔ Followed by a Naloxone Workshop
    ➔ Questions and ‘Telling Your Story’

    By holding an event this year, the people of Sydney are joining themselves to a global movement for
    understanding, compassion, and change.
    In 2018, there were 747 IOAD events of all kinds, held in 38 countries.

    People and communities came together to raise awareness of one of the world’s most urgent public health crises – one that, unfortunately, is only getting worse. According to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime’s most recent World Annual Drug Report, 585,000 people around the world died as a result of drug use in 2017.
    Overdose can affect anybody and one of the messages of this day is that the people who overdose are our sons, daughters, parents, brothers and sisters, partners and friends – they are loved and they are missed.

    We encourage members of the community with lived experience to come to our event and to stand in solidarity with those who have been personally affected by overdose.
    Your Team – SSDP NSW

    NT

    Alice Springs

    NT

    Activity: Memorial Tree
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: NSP Alice Springs
    Shop 3 Reg Harris Lane
    Alice Springs 0870
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: NTAHC
    Contact: Shayne Kilford
    Phone: 08 8944 7777
    Email: info@ntahc.org.au

    NTAHC NSPs in Darwin, Palmerston and Alice Springs
    Memorial Tree have been placed in our 3 NSP’s – write a name of someone you have lost, place the tag on the tree branch.
    We collect all the names after, the trees are then planted on our staff members block of land as a permanent memorial tree.
    9am to 5pm week days in October.

    DARWIN

    NT

    Activity: Memorial Tree
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: NSP Darwin
    46 Wood st, Darwin City
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: NTAHC
    Contact: Shayne Kilford
    Phone: 08 8944 7777
    Email: info@ntahc.org.au

    NTAHC NSPs in Darwin, Palmerston and Alice Springs
    Memorial Tree have been placed in our 3 NSP’s – write a name of someone you have lost, place the tag on the tree branch.
    We collect all the names after, the trees are then planted on our staff members block of land as a permanent memorial tree.
    9am to 5pm week days in October.

    Palmerston

    Activity: Memorial Tree
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: NSP Palmerston
    Palmerston – Palmerston Health Precinct
    Cnr Temple Terrace & Roystonea Ave
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: NTAHC – NSP
    Contact: Shayne Kilford
    Phone: 0889 447777
    Email: info@ntahc.org.au

    NTAHC NSPs in Darwin, Palmerston and Alice Springs
    Memorial Tree have been placed in our 3 NSP’s – write a name of someone you have lost, place the tag on the tree branch.
    We collect all the names after, the trees are then planted on our staff members block of land as a permanent memorial tree.
    9am to 5pm week days in October.

    QLD

    Brisbane

    QLD

    Activity: Light Up Brisbane Botanic Gardens
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Tropical Dome, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Brisbane QLD
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Brisbane City Council
    Contact: Brisbane City Council
    Phone: 133 263
    Email: a.rolle@penington.org.au

    The Tropical Dome at Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha will be lit up purple on Saturday 31st of August for the 2019 International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Maroochydore

    QLD

    Activity: End Overdose
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 59 Sixth Avenue Cotton Tree Maroochydore 4558
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: QuIHN
    Contact: Alanna
    Phone: 0411338900
    Email: amendels@quihn.org

    Naloxone reverses Opiate/Opiod overdose. We are promoting Naloxone availability and providing access to scripting and covering the cost of the medication for Opiate/Opiod users and their significant others. Our Nurse Practitioner will be onsite to provide scripts for Naloxone and HCV testing and treatment. Our Overdose Awareness Day event comes a little early on August 29 to engage with clients who access our service. We will be delivering education and training covering Overdose Signs Symptoms and Response, CPR demonstration and Naloxone administration. We will have a sausage sizzle and will be giving away End Overdose Tshirts. We start at 10am and will wrap up at 3pm. At this time we reflect on the people we care for who we have lost to overdose and how we can prevent losing others. QuIHN is a statewide not for profit and non government health service which provides a variety of health services to illicit drug users throughout Queensland.

    Rockhampton

    QLD

    Activity: Overdose Awareness afternoon tea
    Date: 26/08/2019
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Sterling Place Rockhampton
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Central Queensland Alcohol and Other Drug Services
    Contact: Rebecca Adams
    Phone:
    Email:

    Holding a small team afternoon tea during our team meeting to raise awareness within out AOD team.

    Sunshine Coast

    QLD

    Activity: Hearts In The Sand
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Cotton Tree Park
    Cotton Tree Parade,
    Maroochydore, Queensland
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Jasmin Raggam
    Phone:
    Email: jmraggam@hotmail.com.au

    Hearts in The Sand is an event to help educate the community on prescription medication dependence, misuse and overdose. More Australian lives are lost due to prescription medications such as opioids and benzodiazepines than in car accidents. It is also a time remember the lives lost and recognise the grief so many Australian families have endured. Our purple hearts with handwritten messages from loved ones are to commemorate the lives lost and help raise awareness on this growing issue. Breaking the stigma associated with medication dependence and misuse can be accomplished with community efforts, we can all play our role by educating ourselves and starting the conversation with family, friends and co-workers. There will be lived experience people attending to chat and share stories. We have information sheets, books and DVD’s available free of charge . Anyone can place a purple heart in honour of a family member or friend.

    SA

    Ceduna

    SA

    Activity: Awareness BBQ and Educational sessions
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: CEDUNA AOD Stepping Stones Centre
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council of South Australia
    Contact: Event Organiser
    Phone: 08 8351 9031
    Email: adac@adac.org.au

    CEDUNA AOD Stepping Stones Centre Community Awareness BBQ including Educational sessions with Community Paramedic’s

    Port Augusta

    SA

    Activity: Port Augusta IOAD Community Event
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Woolworths, Tassie St, Port Augusta SA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council South Australia
    Contact: Event Organiser
    Phone: 08 8351 9031
    Email: adac@adac.org.au

    Port Augusta community event out the front of Woolworths from 1-3pm

    Underdale

    SA

    Activity: Adelaide Launch of IOAD Poster
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: ADAC SA
    155 Holbrooks Rd
    Underdale SA 5032
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council South Australia
    Contact: Event Organiser
    Phone: 08 8351 9031
    Email: adac@adac.org.au

    Launch of ADAC IOAD posters

    TAS

    Hobart

    TAS

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Needle and Syringe Program Outlet,
    Clarence Integrated Care Centre
    Bayfield Street,
    Rosny, Tasmania
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Department of Health
    Contact: Claire
    Phone: 0475 888 806
    Email: claire.denwer-ripper@health.tas.gov.au

    Light snacks and drinks, along with information and brief interventions focused on overdose awareness

    Hobart

    TAS

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day 1000 Cranes
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Waterside Pavilion, Argyle Street, Hobart 7000
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Council Tasmania Inc.
    Contact: Katie Henderson
    Phone: (03) 6231 5002
    Email: katie@atdc.org.au

    To acknowledge International Overdose Awareness Day 2019, the Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council of Tasmania has reached out across the community and asked them to contribute folded origami cranes to help recognise Tasmanians lost to drug overdose. According to the ancient Japanese legend of Senbazuru if one folds 1,000 origami cranes they will be granted one wish, and it is our wish for a Tasmania free from the harms of drug overdose. With an initial aim of receiving 1,000 folded origami cranes, the response has been overwhelming with almost 4,000 cranes received to-date from as far away as Devonport, to Cygnet and locations in-between. The display of cranes will be launched on Friday, 30 August ahead of International Overdose Awareness Day (Saturday, 31 August). Following the launch, sections of the display will be hosted throughout Tasmania by the different community organisations who have contributed to the project to raise awareness and encourage conversations about drug overdose.

    Launceston

    TAS

    Activity: BBQ Lunch
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:30 am
    Location: 111 Elizabeth St Launceston Tas
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Salvation Army Bridge
    Contact: Shaz
    Phone: 6323 7500
    Email: Shannon.hyland@salvationarmt.org.au

    BBBQ Lunch at the Salvos
    Wear purple to commemorate
    International Overdose Awaerness Day

    Longford

    TAS

    Activity: NMC International Overdose Awareness Day Activity
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Longford Village Green – Wellington Street, Longford, TAS 7301
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Northern Midlands Council
    Contact: Lucie Copas
    Phone: 03 6397 7303
    Email: council@nmc.tas.gov.au

    We have a large tree on the Longford Village Green that has large LED lights on it which we use as our ‘Christmas Tree’. We use it to bring awareness to other causes also. We will light it up in rainbow colours to bring attention to International Overdose Awareness Day Activity.

    VIC

    Albanvale

    VIC

    Activity: Use of Naloxone
    Date: 19/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: 3/38 evergreen avenue , Albanvale -3021
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mid west Community care unit
    Contact: Harry Singh
    Phone: 0393653000
    Email: Harry.singh@mh.org.au

    Session on overdose prevention and awareness of nalaoxne use.

    Ballarat

    VIC

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Alfred Deakin Place, Ballarat
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ballarat Community Health
    Contact: Kate Davenport
    Phone: 0448 871 391
    Email: kateda@bchc.org.au

    Ballarat Community Health will be hosting an event to raise awareness and to honor those who have lost their lives as a result of overdose and acknowledge the grief felt by family and friends.
    The event will be open to the public and will include a candlelight vigil allowing attendees time for reflection, a remembrance tree, guest speakers, education and resources.

    Ballarat

    VIC

    Activity: IOAD Coming Together to Remember
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 305a Dana Street, Ballarat
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Australian Community Support Organisation – ACSO
    Contact: Amanda Exley
    Phone: +61 427 899 615
    Email: aexley@acso.org.au

    Education, personal experiences, remembrance, minutes silence, morning tea, speeches, information, a time to come together

    Bendigo

    VIC

    Activity: IOAD Coming Together to Remember
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: level 1/20 Bridge Street, Bendigo
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Australian Community Support Organisation – ACSO
    Contact: Amanda Exley
    Phone: +61 427 899 615
    Email: aexley@acso.org.au

    Education, personal experiences, remembrance, minutes silence, morning tea, speeches, information, a time to come together

    Bendigo

    VIC

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Bendigo Library
    259 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo, Victoria, 3550
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Salvation Army
    Contact: Jemma Lamb
    Phone: 54408426
    Email: jemma.lamb@salvationarmy.org

    International Overdose Awareness Day aims to raise awareness of overdose, reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths and remember those who have died or suffered permanent injury due to drug overdose.

    We will be holding a community event at the Bendigo Library for services and community members to attend.
    This event will include a community BBQ, education, service information and a memorial.

    Berwick

    VIC

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Week Conference
    Date: 26/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Chisholm Institute of Tafe
    Berwick Campus
    25 Kangan Drive
    BerwickFrankston Campus
    Flethcer Road
    Frankston
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Sharon Mamo
    Phone: 0429420957
    Email: Sharon.mamo@chisholm.edu.au

    INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS WEEK CONFERENCE
    HOSTED BY CHISHOLM INSTITUTE
    Health & Community Services (Addictions) & Student Services
    Berwick Campus, 25 Kangan Drive, Berwick, Room A103
    Contact Sharon Mamo, CNP, Educator & AOD Counsellor
    Phone: 0429420957
    MONDAY, AUGUST 26TH 2019
    10am – 2pm

    Carlton

    VIC

    Activity: IOAD Morning Tea
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 95 Drummond St, Carlton
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Penington Institute
    Contact: Tanya Burne
    Phone: 03 8662 3807
    Email: t.burne@penington.org.au

    Morning tea for the organisers and staff behind IOAD – a time for reflection and remembrance.

    Colac & Geelong

    VIC

    Activity: Promote Awareness on “Community Connect” Radio program.
    Date: 21/08/2019
    Time: 11:12 am
    Location: Broadcasting from Colac on 98.3fm for Colac and District and 88.7fm Coastal Vic.We are at Shop6/86 Murray St., Colac, 3250

    The program streams live at “www.ocrfm.org.au” and it is also podcast.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: OCR FM
    Contact: Greg McHenry
    Phone: 0407396481
    Email: gregmchenry62@gmail.com

    Nick Sourlos, pharmacist at Colac Area Health, and Harry Smith, AOD clinician CAH, will talk about all aspects of AOD abuses, harm reduction, Narcan, prevention, etc. with Edwina and Greg McHenry announcing/presenting.

    Colac & Geelong

    VIC

    Activity: Promote Awareness on “Community Connect” Radio program.
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: OCR FM
    Located at Shop 6, Tenpin Bowl Arcade, Colac
    Post: PO Box 31, Colac, VIC 3250
    Phone: (03) 5232 1991
    Email: admin@ocrfm.org.au
    Facebook: facebook.com/OCRFM
    www.ocrfm.org.au Streaming Live and podcast. 98.3Fm & 88.7Fm locally/
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: OCR FM Community Radio
    Contact: Greg McHenry
    Phone: 0407396481
    Email: gregmchenry62@gmail.com

    Edwina ang Greg will be chatting with Misty Collins and Natalie Wright an AOD outreach clinician with the Stepping Up consortium, as well as Glen Fisher, a former addict, a survivor of sexual abuse, and author of “Predators Paradise.”

    Collingwood

    VIC

    Activity: IOAD Morning Tea
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 35 Collins Street
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Mary Campbell
    Phone: N/A
    Email:

    Morning tea to commemorate IOAD.

    Dandenong

    VIC

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Level 2 – 122 Thomas Street, Dandenong 3175
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Monash Health Drug and Alcohol Service
    Contact: Leanne Van
    Phone: (03) 9792-7630
    Email: leanne.van@monashhealth.org

    Monash Health Primary Health Clinic & Needle Syringe Program will host a remembrance and reflection event for service users, family and friends who have lost loved ones or have been affected by overdose. Afternoon tea provided between 2-4pm.

    Footscray

    VIC

    Activity: Health Works Overdose Awareness Day Memorial
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 03:45 pm
    Location: Health Works
    4-12 Buckley St
    Footscray
    VIC 3011
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: cohealth – Health Works
    Contact: Nicole Hallahan
    Phone: 94485511
    Email:

    Health Works Memorial Afternoon Tea
    Thursday 29th August @ 3:45pm
    A ceremony event will be held at Health Works.
    A remembrance tree for the names of loved ones, incense and prayer paper will be available. A ceremony will be held with the unveiling of Health Works 2017-2018 Memorial Plaque .
    Health Works service users and any people who have lost someone from a drug overdose are welcome to attend.

    Geelong

    VIC

    Activity: Overdose Day advertising campaign
    Date: 01/08/2019
    Time: 01:01 am
    Location: Varied sites
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Barwon Health
    Contact: Craig
    Phone: 0417 521 360
    Email: craig.harvey@barwonhealth.org.au

    This year we have chosen to pursue a broader advertising campaign, looking to speak to conusmers who otherwise would not come into contact with harm reduction messaging.
    We have developed and displayed posters in public toilets, shopping centre lifts, and in a large regional general hospital.
    Focussing on both prevention and opioid overdose response, we will be offering education and naloxone training.

    Geelong

    VIC

    Activity: Naloxone staff training; Naloxone provision and patient training
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: 62 Morgan St North Geelong
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Wathaurong Health Service
    Contact: Pene Wood
    Phone:
    Email:

    Staff training about NSP and Naloxone
    Patient drop in to get Naloxone and training

    Geelong Barwon

    VIC

    Activity: Remembrance for Overdose Prevention
    Date: 02/09/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Stepping Up Consortium
    25 Gordon Ave
    Geelong West
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: AOD TREATMENT SERVICE
    Contact: Misty Collins
    Phone: 0435657925
    Email: mcollins@stepping-up.org.au

    Open Day
    Morning Tea and Remembrance service

    Hawthorn

    VIC

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Art Exhibition- Be Zine Project
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: The Basement
    Hawthorn Arts Centre
    360 Burwood Road
    Hawthorn VIC 3122
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Medication Support and Recovery Service
    Contact: Sarah Corkran
    Phone: 98103093
    Email: sarah.corkran@accesshc.org.au

    On the 28th of August 2019, our Be Zine peer support group are hosting an art exhibition to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day. This event will be held at the Hawthorn Arts Centre, from 12-4pm, in the Basement room. This a free event.

    The exhibition will feature artwork created by our group participants. The pieces will incorporate themes of overdose, tributes, recovery and hope.

    By hosting an event like this one, we hope to aid in the prevention of overdose deaths. We also hope to provide a forum for people to discuss how overdose may have had an impact on them or their loved ones. Trained mental health clinicians, peer workers and counsellors will be in attendance at the event, creating a safe space for discussion.

    All are welcome to attend, and view the wonderful artworks that have been created.
    Tickets are available via the Eventbrite link below.

    To add a postcard to the exhibition, and be part of the project, follow this link:
    https://msrs.org.au/international-overdose-awareness-day/

    We look forward to seeing you on the 28th of August, at the Hawthorn Arts Centre.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Connecting with Hope
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:30 pm
    Location: Banyule Community Health
    21 Alamein Rd.
    West Heidelberg. VIC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Banyule Community Health
    Contact: Gabe Magyar
    Phone: (03) 9450 2000
    Email: bch.reception@bchs.org.au

    BCH staff in partnership with local community members will be hosting guest speakers, and a BBQ lunch.
    Information with the aim to increase community awareness around the risks of overdose will be provided by our friendly staff.
    Community members who have lost someone to overdose, will be supported to write a tribute to their loved ones.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: 3rd Annual World’s Largest Overdose Prevention Training
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Port Melbourne Town Hall
    333 Bay Street
    Port Melbourne
    VIC 3207
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: First Step
    Contact: Delwyn Maxwell
    Phone: 03 9537 3177
    Email: info@firststep.org.au

    Community Health Organisations from St.Kilda and surrounds are coming together to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day by hosting a FREE community event designed to provide information around the signs of overdose and provide practical training in ways to prevent or avert overdose should it occur.

    If you know or love someone with problematic drug use or if you work in industries/areas in which you are likely to encounter drug use, this event is for you!

    Participating services: Windana, The Salvation Army Crisis Services, Access Health, Penington Institute, Launch Housing, St.Kilda Gatehouse, South City Clinic, WhiteLion, City of Port Philip, Choir of Hard Knocks, First Step

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: SHARC Reflection Event
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Gordon Storey Memorial Hall
    SHARC
    140 Grange Rd.,
    Carnegie
    VIC 3163
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Self Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC)
    Contact: Rosemary McClean
    Phone: 03 95731700
    Email: info@sharc.org.au

    In recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day, SHARC hosts this annual reflection event and warmly invites friends and family who have been impacted by the loss of a loved one due to substance use.
    The event includes a circle of acknowledgement, a poem reading and a quiet dedication activity at our reflection space. A light brunch will be shared afterwards.

    melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Naloxone training, looking at GHB OD
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:01 pm
    Location: Odyssey/Anglicare Hub
    2 market st werribbe
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Odyssey House
    Contact: David French-Wright
    Phone: 0466 605 768
    Email: dfrench-wright@odyssey.org.au

    Naloxone Trainung, how to access naloxone at no cost for clients, listing pharmacies hold naloxone on free scheme.
    Focus on GHB, what does OD look like, harm min, deadly combinations

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Strengthening our community response to overdose: Youth Projects IOAD naloxone training
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 7-9 Hosier Lane, Melbourne 3000
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Youth Projects
    Contact: Tristan Duncan
    Phone:
    Email: tristand@youthprojects.org.au

    To mark International Overdose Awareness Day 2019, Youth Projects will be hosting a naloxone training event and lunch on Hosier Lane. The event seeks to empower participants with the capacity to respond to overdose and encourage community advocacy in the drug policy space.

    Training will run from 12:00pm to 12.30 pm and will be followed by a free lunch

    The event welcomes punters and sector staff.

    All training participants will be offered free access to the naloxone nasal spray antidote.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Webinar: naloxone: Saving Lives
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: https://www.turningpoint.org.au/education/events/webinar-naloxone-saving-lives
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Turning Point
    Contact: Workforce Development
    Phone: 8413 8413
    Email: training@turningpoint.org.au

    Naloxone Webinar Training

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Minute’s silence
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 320 Main St, Mornington VIC 3931
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mornington Community Information and Support Centre
    Contact: stuart Davis-Meehan
    Phone: 5975 1644
    Email:

    One minute’s silence to remember those who have died or been affected by overdose.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: IOAD Morning Tea
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 10:30 am
    Location: 828 Sydney Rd, Coburg North
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Salvation Army
    Contact: Caitlin
    Phone:
    Email: caitlin.harcourt@salvationarmy.org.au

    Workplace morning tea to raise awareness about overdose.

    Melbourne

    VICtoria

    Activity: Melbourne Town Hall Lights Up for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Melbourne Town Hall
    90 – 130 Swanston Street
    Melbourne Vic 3000
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Melbourne
    Contact: Jo Gillard
    Phone:
    Email: info@penington.org.au

    To raise awareness of International Overdose Awareness Day the Melbourne Town Hall will be lit purple. This is to start conversations around these issues and to bring awareness to the community in general as we are all affected by this in one way or another.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Victorian Film Premiere- Half a million steps
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: This is an event open to Alcohol and Other drugs agencies staff, consumers and families. It will be held at the Nova Cinema, Lygon street Carlton on Thursday 29th of August at 6.30pm, The event is free but is limited to the first 210 who book, All ticketholders get a free choctop and popcorn.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Uniting ReGen
    Contact: Laurence Alvis
    Phone: 93848880
    Email: lalvis@vt.uniting.org

    We are showing the film at the Nova Cinema in Carlton “Half a million steps”

    HALF A MILLION STEPS
    In October 2018, as part of the Fair Treatment campaign, 100 supporters walked the 500,000 steps from Dubbo to deliver a message to NSW Parliament in Sydney – highlighting how far a person in regional NSW may have to travel to reach the drug treatment they need. This Long Walk to Treatment has now been made into a powerful and moving documentary telling the personal stories behind a movement to reform drug laws and policy and make treatment available to all

    The film covers a walk taken late last year from Dubbo to Sydney.

    The walk was launched by Sir Richard Branson and the film showed interviews with prominent drug law reform advocates such as Dr. Alex Wodak, Ex Federal Police Commissioner Mick Palmer, former NSW Director of Public Prosecutions Nicholas Cowdery, and Marion McConnell, co-founder of Families and Friends for Drug Law Reform.
    The film is beautifully narrated by Dr. Marianne Jauncey from the Kings Cross Injecting Centre, but the real stars of the show are the substance users who bravely tell their stories, and are enthusiastic participants in the walk.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Uniting ReGen Overdose Awareness Day event
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:30 am
    Location: Uniting ReGen
    26 Jessie Street
    Coburg 3058
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Uniting ReGen
    Contact: Ginny McKinnon
    Phone: 0466348860
    Email: overdoseprevention@vt.uniting.org

    Morning tea reflection with speakers.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: AAMI Park Lights Up for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: AAMI Park Stadium
    Olympic Boulevard
    Melbourne, Victoria 3000
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Penington Institute
    Contact: Joanne Gillard
    Phone:
    Email: j.gillard@penington.org.au

    AAMI Park will be lighting up for awareness of IOAD and remembering all those who have been affected. We are aiming to start conversations and raise awareness around this issue and involve the community.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Naloxone Training
    Date: 02/09/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Uniting ReGen
    26 Jessie Street
    Coburg 3058
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Uniting ReGen
    Contact: Ginny McKinnon
    Phone: 0466348860
    Email: overdoseprevention@vt.uniting.org

    Group naloxone training for anyone who is interested in learning how to reverse an opioid overdose.
    Prescriptions/naloxone vouchers will be available.
    Please call Ginny to register for this event: 9384 8887.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Shedding light on overdose
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Federation Square (Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Southern Metro Harm Reduction Coalition
    Contact: Tristan Duncan
    Phone: 03 9945 2100
    Email: tristand@youthprojects.org.au

    To mark International Overdose Awareness Day 2019, we will be establishing an interactive memorial and public presence at Federation Square. The event will provide a rare opportunity to publicly remember and commemorate those lives lost to drug overdose. We also hope to encourage a dialogue with our community around overdose and to challenge the stigma and shame commonly associated with drug-related harms.

    We welcome all members of the community to join us on the day and participate in the collective creation of the memorial piece. The memorial will enable the public to contribute messages of support, mourning and care to those affected by overdose. In act of solidarity, Federation Square, Fitzroy Street (St Kilda) and several key landmarks across Melbourne will be lighting up in the colour purple.

    The event will be hosted by the Southern Metro Harm Reduction Coalition, consisting of Access Health, Harm Reduction Victoria, Star Health, Sacred Heart Mission, Thorne Harbour Health and Youth Projects.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: IOAD Lunch
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 01:30 pm
    Location: 4-6 Johnston St, Collingwood
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: cohealth Innerspace
    Contact: Ashley Carpenter
    Phone: 03 9448 6606
    Email: ashley.carpenter@cohealth.org.au

    Sausage Sizzle for clients and community with an IOAD inspired Art Exhibition.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Odyssey House Victoria (Footscray) Overdose Awareness Day Morning Tea
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:30 am
    Location: Level 1, 202 Nicholson St, Footscray, VIC, 3011
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Odyssey House Victoria
    Contact: Patrick Birtles
    Phone: 0466852494
    Email: pbirtles@odyssey.org.au

    Odyssey House Victoria recognises the significance of Overdose Awareness Day and is holding a morning tea and a psycho- education session to increase staff awareness and knowledge of AoD overdoses.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Remeberance
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Port Phillip Prison
    492 Doherty Road
    Truganina
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Uniting ReGen and G4S
    Contact: Bernadette Maxwell
    Phone: 9217-7222
    Email: bmaxwell@vt.uniting.org

    To acknowledge the tragedy of overdose and de-stigmatise drug-related death, we would like to hold an event for prisoners and staff to attend. The event is to highlight the enormous impact overdose has on people and communities and an opportunity to discuss risk and harm reduction.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Richmond Town Hall
    333 Bridge Road
    RICHMOND VIC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ASSA Inc (Aaron Short Awareness Association)
    Contact: Debbie
    Phone: 0412 382 812
    Email: debbie@apod.org.au

    Guest speakers include Fiona Patten (Leader Of the Reason Party) Dr David Jacka (Addiction Medicine Specialist Monash Health), representatives from ASSA (Aaron Short Awareness Association), APOD Family Support, Yarra Drug & Health Forum, Students for Sensible Drug Policy and other valued speakers with lived experience.

    A panel discussion will take place and refreshments will be provided.

    The forum will provide valuable information with a great opportunity for networking.

    Requests for lighting the Melbourne Town Hall, AAMI Park Stadium & The Observation Wheel have been granted and will take place on the 31st August 2019

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: promotion
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:01 am
    Location: Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
    30 Royal Parade, Parkville
    Melbourne
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Florey Institute of Neuroscience and mental Health
    Contact: Leigh Walker
    Phone: 0403764589
    Email: leigh.walker@florey.edu.au

    Promotion on social media platforms

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Commemorative event and overdose response training
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: 50 Lonsdale Street Melbourne
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Department of Health and Human Services
    Contact: Hannah Martin
    Phone:
    Email: aod.enquiries@dhhs.vic.gov.au

    On Thursday 29 August, the Department of Health and Human Services will commemorate IOAD 2019 in the foyer of 50 Lonsdale Street. We are pleased to be partnering with coheath to offer free overdose response training (bookings apply).

    The training will be run by experienced trainers from cohealth.

    Participants will learn:
    • how to recognise signs and symptoms of overdose
    • what to do in the event of an overdose
    • how to administer the lifesaving drug naloxone.

    Volunteers will be handing out commemorative badges and share information on International Overdose Awareness Day. Those who are interested may sign up to an IOAD mail-out list.

    Mildura

    VIC

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Sunraysia Community Health Service
    13th Street
    Mildura, 3500
    Victoria, Australia
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Sunraysia Community Health Services
    Contact: Norman Elder
    Phone:
    Email: nelder@schs.com.au

    Art installation featuring a collection of the various posters featured on the IOAD website. Have a living “document” that participants can write a comment, draw a picture, just record something or anything which we will keep and will be utilised every IOAD. Light lunch will be provided with DTS and MH staff available if participants wish to engage or ask any questions.

    Mildura

    VIC

    Activity: team lucheon
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 114 Orange Ave Mildura
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mallee District Aboriginal Services
    Contact: Kylie Cawley
    Phone: 0429636554
    Email: kcawley@mdas.org.au

    Team Luncheon for Social and Emotional Wellbeing support workers

    Richmond

    VIC

    Activity: IOAD Coming Together to Remember
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Events to be held at ACSO offices in;
    Richmond- 1 Hoddle Street, Richmond
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Australian Community Support Organisation – ACSO
    Contact: Amanda Exley
    Phone: +61 427 899 615
    Email: aexley@acso.org.au

    Education, personal experiences, remembrance, minutes silence, morning tea, speeches, information, a time to come together

    Richmond

    VIC

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Community Event
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: North Richmond Community Health
    23 Lennox Street
    Richmond, VIC, 3121
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: North Richmond Community Health
    Contact: Amelia Berg
    Phone: 0436346392
    Email: ameliab@nrch.com.au

    North Richmond Community Health is holding a community event to recognize International Overdose Awareness Day. We will host a community BBQ lunch, candlelight memorial, guest speakers, Naloxone training, and local DJ.

    Richmond

    VIC

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Event Melbourne 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Richmond Town Hall: 333 Bridge Road, Richmond Victoria 3121.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Cherie Short
    Phone: 0420356943
    Email: w_worms@optusnet.com.au

    The Aaron Short Awareness Association (ASAA Inc) in collaboration with the Yarra Drug and Health Forum, APOD Family Services and Harm Reduction Victoria would be grateful for your attendance to support this year’s International Overdose Awareness Day on 31st August 2019.

    Location: Richmond Town Hall @ 1pm – 5pm

    International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on 31 August each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. Originating in Melbourne 2001, the day acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends by remembering those we have lost, or those who have sustained a permanent injury as the result of drug overdose. Our minds immediately go to illegal drugs when discussing overdose, however alcohol and prescription medication are two of our biggest killers.

    In honour of loved ones lost and dearly missed, our aim is to raise awareness and reduce stigma within our communities around this significant health issue.

    Shepparton

    VIC

    Activity: IOAD Coming Together to Remember
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 95-97 Welsford Street, Shepparton
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Australian Community Support Organisation – ACSO
    Contact: Amanda Exley
    Phone: +61 427 899 615
    Email: aexley@acso.org.au

    Education, personal experiences, remembrance, minutes silence, morning tea, speeches, information, a time to come together

    St Kilda

    VIC

    Activity: In recognition of…
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 29-31 Grey Street, St Kilda, 3182
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Salvation Army – Access Health and 24/7 NSP
    Contact: Rebecca Thatcher
    Phone: 95367780
    Email: rebecca.thatcher@aus.salvationarmy.org

    This year we will be recognising the positive and significant impact that members of our community have made in their decision to learn about overdose response. This act of good will and compassion by hundreds of people has resulted in over 100 lives saved. Their actions will not go unnoticed. We thank and recognise them.

    We will be giving away recognition and care packages to the individuals who use our services.

    We will have also hold a minute silence at midday.

    St Kilda

    VIC

    Activity: Harm Reduction Initiatives Announcement
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:30 am
    Location: Access Health
    31 Grey Street
    St Kilda
    Vic
    3182
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Salvation Army – Access Health and 24/7 NSP
    Contact: Rebecca Thatcher
    Phone: 95367780
    Email: rebecca.thatcher@aus.salvationarmy.org

    Please join us in welcoming the Hon. Martin Foley, Minister for Mental Health, Equality and Creative Industries Victoria in announcing State Government Harm Reduction Initiatives 2019/20.

    We will also welcome:
    – Aunty Judith ‘Jacko’ Jackson a Gunggari Women and Elder who will undertake an Acknowledgement of Country
    As well speeches from the following Harm Reduction leaders in Victoria:
    – Sione Crawford, CEO Harm Reduction Victoria
    – John Ryan, CEO Penington Institute
    – Kathryn Wright, National Manager, The Salvation Army Alcohol and Other Drug Services

    Morning tea from 10:30am
    Formalities begin at 10:45am

    Sunshine

    VIC

    Activity: IOAD Coming Together to Remember
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 35-45 Dickson Street, Sunshine.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Australian Community Support Organisation – ACSO
    Contact: Amanda Exley
    Phone: +61 427 899 615
    Email: aexley@acso.org.au

    Education, personal experiences, remembrance, minutes silence, morning tea, speeches, information, a time to come together

    Swan Hill

    VIC

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 70 Nyah Road, Swan Hill 3585
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mallee District Aboriginal Services
    Contact: Suszanna Aertssen
    Phone: 50328600
    Email: saertssen@mdas.org.au

    Informational morning.
    Getting our support workers and members of the community (paramedic, nurse, drug worker) to come and speak to school aged and community about overdose. Having a light lunch and giving a moment of silence to those we have lost from overdose.

    Traralgon

    VIC

    Activity: IOAD Coming Together to Remember
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 2:00 pm
    Location: 3/35 Grey Street, Traralgon
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Australian Community Support Organisation – ACSO
    Contact: Amanda Exley
    Phone: +61 427 899 615
    Email: aexley@acso.org.au

    Education, personal experiences, remembrance, minutes silence, morning tea, speeches, information, a time to come together

    West Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Reflection & Afternoon Tea
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Flagstaff Accommodation
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Salvation Army – Flagstaff
    Contact: Liz
    Phone: 9329 4800
    Email:

    Reflection activity to acknowledge loved ones lost through overdose
    Afternoon tea with information about how to prevent and respond to overdose

    WA

    Broome

    WA

    Activity: Rembrance on the beach in Broome
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:30 am
    Location: At the end boat ramp at Entrance Point in Broome
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cyrenian House
    Contact: Sally Malone
    Phone: 0419256090
    Email: smalone@cyrenianhouse.com

    We will meet at 10.15 for a 10.30 start – a brief remembrance whereby people can read something out, share a memory or simply spend some silent time with others in a beautiful setting, surrounded by caring people. The event will involve setting flowers or small wreaths afloat at high tide to remember those we loved who were lost to overdose. Sally Malone from Cyrenian House will MC the event and host a morning tea at the office at 4/12 Gregory St (entry from Pembroke Rd – next to furniture shop) at 11am.

    Brunswick

    WA

    Activity: Remembrance and reflection
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: 13 McAndrew Street BRUNSWICK 6224
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Palmerston
    Contact: Trudy Tuckey
    Phone: 0897888800
    Email: ttuckey@palmerston.org.au

    Time of reflection and letting go with names of loved ones impacted by overdose being remembered through song, letter writing, poems etc. Names will be placed on a tree during an activity by residents within our therapeutic community.

    Perth

    WA

    Activity: Trafalgar Bridge to be lit up in PURPLE
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Trafalgar Bridge East Perth
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Susan MacPherson
    Phone: 0425344812
    Email: bluntbabe_9@yahoo.com

    It has been confirmed that the Trafalgar Bridge, located in East Perth will be lit up in PURPLE from dusk until midnight on the 31st August 2019 in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day and our lost loved ones.

    Perth

    WA

    Activity: Fremantle NSEP Overdose Awareness Afternoon Tea
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Fremantle NSEP, Block A, Fremantle Hospital, 65 South Terrace
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: WA AIDS Council
    Contact: Bec
    Phone: 94820000
    Email: rcraft@waaids.com

    The Fremantle NSEP will again be holding an afternoon tea to remember loved ones lost to overdose, and raise awareness about overdose prevention. Guests will also have the opportunity take part in a short Overdose response brief intervention training, where they will receive a take home naloxone kit.

    Perth

    WA

    Activity: Remembrance Morning Tea
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Royal Park Hall
    180 Charles Street
    North Perth
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Peer Based Harm Reduction WA
    Contact: Ruth
    Phone: 9325 8387
    Email: healthpromotion@harmreductionwa.org

    We are hosting a Remembrance Morning Tea in order to memorialize those we have lost to overdose. Staff from service providers and loved ones are welcome to attend this event.

    Perth

    WA

    Activity: Morning tea , memorial book signing and Naloxone brief education training
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 09:30 am
    Location: 12 Queen Victoria St Fremantle Western Australia 6160
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: St Patricks Community Support Centre
    Contact: Amanda Crow
    Phone: 0478398760
    Email: acrow@stpats.com.au

    The Centre will be hosting a morning tea which will provide people with an opportunity to sign a memorial book and to take part in some education about recognising and responding to an overdose and how to use naloxone.

    Perth

    WA

    Activity: DAWN – IOAD
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Foyer of St John of God Hospital -Subiaco.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Network
    Contact: Heather Marrapodi
    Phone: 9388 5000
    Email: dawn@sjog.org.au

    Education and awareness stall for clinicians and the general public.

    Austria

    Vienna

    Vienna

    Activity: Bereavement – Remembering
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Baum der Hoffnung / “Tree of hope”, Muhammad Asad Platz, 1220 Vienna
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Dorota Götterer
    Phone:
    Email: d.a.goett@gmail.com

    Meeting at the Viennese memorial for victims of drug abuse “Tree of hope” in loving memory of those lost, in particular Aleksander.

    Bulgaria

    Sofia

    Activity: Bg-IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/Nz5zWAS3MEND2uC29
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: BgNPUD
    Contact: Rosen Popov,Evgeny Dimiev
    Phone: +359884947769, +359877488168
    Email: rosenpopa@gmail.com

    Drug users in Bulgaria will organize an event at the park at St. Nicholas Church in Sofia. The event will include promoting the EuroNPUD IOSD 2019 posters and providing education to Bulgarian drug users about Naloxone and its life saving qualities. Information about the campaign will also be shared through the National Addiction Centre, which is the first and largest OST prescriber in Bulgaria. They will also undertake activities to highlight the challenge of accessing Naloxone in Bulgaria including video and photo advocacy.

    Cameroon

    Yaounde and Douala

    Centre and Littoral

    Activity: Stop Overdose Cameroon
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Yaounde, in our Harm Reduction Centre, Safari Nkolmesseng.
    In Douala at the basketball court of Bonamoussadi.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Empower Cameroon
    Contact: NDI NDUKONG Titus
    Phone: +237691756527
    Email: empowercameroon@gmail.com

    Members of our organisation shall meet simultaneously in the cities of Yaounde and Douala, because these two cities are covered by our HR program, we shall paint on wood, used tyres and any other material on which graffiti and paintings could be made.
    Names of all those we remember of, shall be the ones occupying the materials, along site with some educative message, followed with advocacy short messages shall be made on materials in order to first of all create awareness on overdose and the number of victims we know, and finally to call on the government on this issue.

    Canada

    Abbotsford

    BC

    Activity: Celebration of Life
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Jubilee Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drug War Survivors Abbotsford
    Contact: Amanda Bonella
    Phone: 778-347-3840
    Email: amanda@drugwarsurvivors.com

    A celebration of life with a picnic in the park on Overdose Awareness Day. This event is meant to provide a space for the entire community, families and children, brothers and sisters of all ages, to remember those we have lost who touched our lives and to unify in a spirit of love and progress towards a common goal of saving lives.

    Algoma

    Ontario

    Activity: IOAD walk along boardwalk
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Clergue Park (near Art Gallery), Algoma, Ontario
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Sault and Area Drug Strategy
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Thirty-minute walk along boardwalk planned.

    Amherst

    Nova Scotia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Haligonian Editors
    Phone:
    Email:

    International Overdose Awareness Day

    Belleville

    Ontario

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 01:04 pm
    Location: Market Square/Pinnacle Street
    (Behind City Hall)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Harm Reduction Task Force/Subcommittee
    Contact: Christie Reeve
    Phone: 613 966 5513 ext 310
    Email: creeve@hpeph.ca

    Education about the opioid crises, community services and organizations that support individuals with substance use issues, memorial of lives lost/affected by substance use and Naloxone training provided.

    Bracebridge

    Ontario

    Activity: Summer BBQ
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Memorial Park, Bracebridge
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Muskoka Drug Strategy
    Contact: Brittney Hillier
    Phone: 705-684-9090
    Email: brittneyhillier@smdhu.org

    Our free event will include BBQ food, information booths on local supports and services, Naloxone kit training, a moment of silence and a memorial activity.

    Brantford

    Ontario

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm – 04:00 pm
    Location: Harmony Square, 89 Dalhousie Street, Brantford
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The AIDS Network
    Contact: Allie Torrance
    Phone:
    Email: hrbrant@aidsnetwork.ca

    Brantford will be having their first annual International Overdose Awareness Day event.

    The day will be full of speakers, art activities, music, Naloxone training, harm reduction supply distribution, safer substance use resources, and a BBQ!

    This event aims to bring communities together to end the silence, stigma, and isolation often experienced by those who have been most impacted by overdose.

    We hope to call for change to harmful policies which increase risk of overdose death and stigma.

    We believe that people who use drugs deserve the right to safety and respect!

    This is a free, family friendly event! If possible, please bring a light coloured, gently used, plain t-shirt for our screen printing station!

     

    British Columbia

    Activity: Purple Ribbon Campaign Caravan
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Osoyoos and Lower Similkameen Indian Bands, Penticton, Kelowna, Vermont and Merritt, British Columbia
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Okanagan Nation Alliance
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    A celebration of International Overdose Awareness Day and remembering those who we’ve lost or been affected by overdose.

    Brocket

    Alberta

    Activity: 2019 Piikani First Nations Annual Napi Pow Wow
    Date: 02/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: PO Box 4
    Brocket, AB
    Canada T0K0H0
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Piikani First Nations Tribe
    Contact: Lori Pratt
    Phone: 403-333-4147
    Email: Loripratt@yahoo.ca

    Annual First Nations Pow Wow

    Calgary

    AB

    Activity: Safeworks Hosts International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Haultain Park – The City of Calgary
    225 – 13 Ave SW
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Alberta Health Services – Safeworks
    Contact: Tracy Lima
    Phone:
    Email: safeworksharmreduction@ahs.ca

    International Overdose Awareness Day is celebrated worldwide to honour those lost to addiction and overdose. This year Safeworks and various partnering agencies will be in Haultain Park on August 30th from 12:00 – 4:00pm. We will join together in solidarity, with a common goal to raise awareness, reduce stigma, build community relationships, and pay tribute to those who lost the battle with addiction and overdose.

    This is a nonpartisan, apolitical event and is open to the public.

    Feel free to join us for all or specific parts of this celebration. There will be Naloxone kit distribution throughout, a candle lighting ceremony to pay tribute to those we lost, an Indigenous drumming circle, smudge ceremony, various musical performances, among other things.

    Calgary

    Activity: Family members of opioid overdose victims take part in roundtable discussion
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Alanna Smith
    Phone:
    Email:

    Family members of opioid overdose victims take part in roundtable discussion

    Calgary

    Alberta

    Activity: Roundtable Discussion
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: McDougall Center
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: McDougall Center
    Contact: McDougall Center
    Phone:
    Email:

    Round table Discussion

    Cambridge

    ON

    Activity: Waterloo Region International Overdose Awareness Day – Cambridge
    Date: August 19th 2019
    Time: 4.00pm – 6.00pm
    Location: Dickson Park, Cambridge
    30 Park Hill Rd. W
    Cambridge, ON N1S1C9
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Waterloo Region Integrated Drugs Strategy
    Contact: Lindsay Sprague
    Phone:
    Email: lsprague@kdchc.org

    Join us to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day. We will participate in a memorial activity, the Sanguen Van will be onsite with harm reduction and naloxone training, and we will have food and refreshments on hand.

    Campbell River

    BC Canada

    Activity: IOAD WALK
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Ostler Park…….Campbell River……at Quadra Ferry Terminal
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Masters of Hope
    Contact: Tracy Masters
    Phone:
    Email: Lupi1@shaw.ca

    Aug 31. 11-1pm……..Walk through town, then back to Ostler Park for handouts and discussion.

    Chatham-Kent

    Ontario

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Studio One in the Chatham Cultural Centre
    75 William Street North, Chatham, ON N7M 4L4
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Chatham-Kent Drug Awareness Council
    Contact: Marjorie Crew
    Phone:
    Email: mcrew@familyservicekent.com

    To recognize International Overdose Awareness Day, CK Public Health, in partnership with the Chatham-Kent Drug Awareness Council, have planned events for Thursday, August 29th at Studio One in the Chatham Cultural Centre, 75 William Street North, Chatham.

    There will be free, walk-in overdose response training sessions at Studio One from 1:00pm to 2:00pm and 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Permanent injury and death from an overdose is preventable, come out and learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of an overdose and how to respond. All participants will receive a free naloxone kit as part of their training. No ID, Health Card, or appointment is required. Simply show up!

    In the evening, the events will continue with a memorial being held at Studio One at 7:00pm. The memorial will be in memory of those who have lost their lives due to an overdose, in support of the countless families in mourning across Canada and around the world, and in solidarity and strength for those living with and recovering from an addiction.

    Light refreshments will be available at both events.

    Cobourg

    ON

    Activity: CompassioNET
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Cobourg Farmers’ Market, Waterfront Rotary Park
    213 Second St (at the corner of Albert St and Second St)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Green Wood Coalition
    Contact: Nicole Whitmore
    Phone: 905-885-8700
    Email: nicole.whitmoregwc@gmail.com

    Substance use affects people’s lives and can impact their support networks and wider communities. At the same time, people who engage in substance use can feel more disconnected and isolated from their communities.

    Social connection can serve as the antidote to the overdose crisis and we all have a role to play in creating compassionate communities. We hope that this event will help participating community members begin to unravel the complexity of substance use and bring a sense of “humanness” to the overdose crisis.

    We will be at a booth at the Cobourg Farmers’ Market offering a variety of ways for community members to get involved. Learn more about International Overdose Awareness Day, get naloxone training, make a memorial flag, and participate in Sidewalk Talks Cobourg – an opportunity to dive into deeper dialogue about grief, loss and the overdose crisis.

    Courtenay

    BRITISH COLUMBIA

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Gathering
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: 576 England Ave, Courtenay. B.C.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Indigenous Women’s Sharing Society
    Contact: Patti Sture
    Phone: 7785853105
    Email: pattia.09@gmail.com

    We are hosting a gathering with Elders, Youth, and community members , featuring naloxone training, guest speakers with lived experience, Youth Hip hop performances, and a ceremony honoring the lives of our loved ones who have passed on from accidental poisonings.

    Delhi

    Ontario

    Activity: The First Annual International Overdose Awareness Day of Haldimand Norfolk
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: The Tobacco Museum/Quance Park
    200 Talbot Road
    Delhi, Ontario
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Resilient Women’s Recovery – Delhi
    Contact: April
    Phone: (519) 427-3911
    Email: resilientwomensrecovery@gmail.com

    We can no longer remain silent when our family members, neighbours and friends are dying from fatal overdose. The time to take action is now! In response to this growing health crisis, Resilient Women’s Recovery (RWR) is hosting The First Annual International Overdose Awareness Day of Haldimand/Norfolk. This free community event will honour those lives lost in our community to fatal overdose, decrease stigma, raise awareness and educate community members on overdose prevention. Our life saving community event will include a Hike for Remembrance, Narcan Training, Community Partner’s Resource Fair, interactive activities and a moving program of music, advocacy and remembrance. Working together we can prevent overdose!

    Duncan

    British Columbia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day w/ Free Naloxone Training
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Save On Foods Entrance
    181 Trans Canada Highway
    Duncan, BC
    V9L3P8
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Canadian Mental Health Association – Cowichan Valley Branch
    Contact: Anne Marie Thornton
    Phone: 250-597-1372
    Email: annemarie.thornton@cmha.bc.ca

    Drop by our table in front of Save On Foods from 10:00am-2:00pm on August 31st and learn more about how to recognize the signs of an overdose, receive free naloxone training and leave with a free naloxone kit.

    We also encourage members of the community with lived experience to come to our event and to stand in solidarity with the men and women who have been personally affected by overdose.

    Edmonton

    Alberta

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day event
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Victoria Park – Site 6 – 12030 River Valley Road, Edmonton, Alberta
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Healing Hearts Edmonton
    Contact: Angela
    Phone:
    Email: healingheartsedmonton@gmail.com

    A time to remember, a time to act. Join for International Overdose Awareness Day – we will have activities, food and promotional items for purchase as well as naloxone training. After a short program with speakers we will have a candle-light vigil starting at dusk overlooking the High Level Bridge which will be lit up in purple for our event.

    Edmonton

    Alberta

    Activity: 2019 Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Alberta Legislature Building, 10800 97 Ave NW
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Streetworks
    Contact: Mat Wong
    Phone: 780-423-3122, ext. 210
    Email: mwong@boylestreet.org

    Since 2008, Streetworks has been hosting this event to first honor the lives of those needlessly lost to unintentional drug overdose, and secondly to raise awareness and reduce stigma surrounding this painful issue that affects people from all walks of life.

    This year we will be set up at the Alberta Legislature grounds with informational booths, naloxone training, speakers with professional + lived experience and live music. Scheduled programming will start at 12:15 PM. Stop by starting in the late morning to add your loved one to our memorial board.

    We choose to show love and compassion to substance users. We choose to educate ourselves and others on how we can help to prevent overdose deaths.

    Edmonton

    Activity: International overdose awareness day 2019
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:01 pm
    Location: Steps of the Alberta legislature
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Streetworks
    Contact: Patrick Black
    Phone:
    Email:

    We are honouring the lives lost in Alberta and throughout Canada by bringing awareness to the Unintentional overdoseissue and training public in proper lifesaving measures such as the Naloxone training.

    Flin Flon

    Manitoba – MB

    Activity: Memorial March & Candle Light Vigil
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Pioneer Square-Main Street-Flin Flon mb
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Manitoba Harm Reduction Network/Play It Safer Network
    Contact: Tieryn Steele
    Phone: 2042711497
    Email: tieryn@mhrn.ca

    To remember those who have been lost or have had their lives permanently altered by overdose. Let us come together to march for effective policy reform so that others do not have to suffer the same fate. It is a time to remember and a time to act. After the march we will hold a candle light vigil at Pioneer Square where community members can gather, share stories and light a candle for their lost loved ones. We will also be providing Naloxone training and have free information on the safest way to use drugs.

    Fort Erie

    Ontario

    Activity: Peace Bridge lit in purple
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: Fort Erie, Ontario
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Positive Living Niagara and Overdose Prevention Education Network
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Peace Bridge will be lit up purple to celebrate International Overdose Awareness Day

    Fort McMurray

    Alberta

    Activity: Overdose Awareness day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: To be determined
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Athabasca Tribal Council
    Contact: Lindsy
    Phone: 780 531 1978
    Email: lindsy.trettenero@atcfn.ca

    To be determined

    Fort McMurray

    AB

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: ATC Fort McMurray office (in Waterways) – 9206 McCormick Drive
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Athabasca Tribal Council
    Contact: Lindsy Trettenero
    Phone: 7803704540
    Email: lindsy.trettenero@atcfn.ca

    In honor of those lost a memorial bench ceremony will take place as well as opportunity to learn about overdose and more!

    Grand Prairie

    Activity: Awareness March
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 04:30 pm
    Location: Grand Prairie, Candada. March begins at Northreach Society on 102 Street, Speakers and bbq @ Muskoseepi Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Tyla Savard
    Phone:
    Email:

    Grande Prairie

    CA-AB

    Activity: Somebody’s Someone – IOAD Grande Prairie
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Muskoseepi Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Tyla Savard
    Phone: 7808974875
    Email: tyla@synergypromotions.ca

    Lived experience/support awareness march through downtown core (meet at Northreach Centre at 4pm). March will end in the park, free community BBQ followed by presentations and sharing. Community resources will be available. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Join us to connect with others, access information, better understand the crisis and what’s happening in our community. Everyone is Somebody’s Someone!

    Grande Prairie

    Activity: Grief Support Group meeting for Overdse Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Beyond the Stigma, Silence and Sorrow
    Contact: Scott Stansfield
    Phone:
    Email:

    Grief support group meeting to mark International Overdose Awareness Day

    Greater Vancouver Area

    British Columbia

    Activity: MRT “Starter Kits”
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Greater Vancouver Area
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Provincial Overdose Mobile Response Team (MRT)
    Contact: Team email
    Phone: 1-888-686-3022
    Email: MRT@phsa.ca

    In recognition of IOAD, the Provincial Overdose Mobile Response Team (MRT) assembled 100 International Overdose Awareness Day “Starter Kits”.

    The “Starter Kits “are gifted to agencies and partners of the Provincial Overdose Mobile Response Team (MRT). Our team, in conjunction with others around the world, want to promote awareness of IOAD and to eliminate potential barriers in being able to host an IOAD event.

    The “Starter Kit” includes MRT’s ‘About Card’ and business card from the team member who delivered the kit If you have any questions about the kit or our team, you can connect with the contact whom delivered the kit or our general email at MRT@phsa.ca

    GUELPH

    Ontario

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day 2019 – OAD 2019
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: St Georges square, Downtown in front of The Royal Bank of Canada in Guelph Ontario
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ARCH HIV/AIDS RESOURCES & COMMUNITY HEALTH
    Contact: Karen Lomax
    Phone: 5199945419
    Email: street@archguelph.ca

    We will be starting our activities at 11:00 AM. The first half of the program will be dedicated to the folks we have lost. We will start with a welcoming statement along with some local stats on the Opioid Crisis on how it has/is affecting our community. We will then welcome 2 very strong individuals who are willing to share their story on the trials and tribulations of trying to live whilst dancing with substance, that is needed to combat pain from previous injuries.
    We will then go into a moment of silence for the folks that are unable to be with us, the moment of silence end with a dye in.
    The second half of the program will consist of us recognizing that lives are being saved with the use of Naloxone. We will have some folks from Guelphs Overdose Prevention site speak on the positive effect that come from the site. The Opioid Reversals the connections that are being made and most importantly the LIVES that are being SAVED!!!
    Please join us from 11-2 for speeches, remembrance flags, refreshments, pizza and Naloxone Training.

    haileybury

    Activity: Overdose awareness day
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 11:30 am
    Location: The Pavilion Women’s Centre
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Pavillion Women’s Centre
    Contact: anna
    Phone:
    Email: a.rolle@penington.org.au

    The Pavilion Women’s Centre is hosting an event in recognition of Overdose Awareness Day at Kinross Pond on August 28th. The purpose of the event is to let women of the community know that The Pavilion is becoming a Naloxone (Narcan) Distribution Centre.

    Organizers are inviting people to join them Join them along with OPP, Victim Services, and other service providers to learn about harm reduction, overdose, substance usage and available supports within our community.

    The event goes from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm rain or shine.

    Halifax

    Nova Scotia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness March
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Alexa Maclean
    Phone:
    Email:

    International Overdose Awareness March

    Hamilton

    Ontario

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Hamilton
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Gage Park Band Shell (1000 Main St East)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Harm Reduction Team – City of Hamilton Public Health Services
    Contact: Margot Corbin
    Phone: 905-973-3748
    Email: margot.corbin@hamilton.ca

    A free community event to:
    – pay tribute to those who have been affected by overdose
    – raise awareness of resources in the community
    – reduce the stigma of drug-related death
    – help prevent death from overdose
    The day includes a memorial to commemorate those whose lives have been lost to overdose, overdose response training and Naloxone kits, speakers who will share their lived experiences and an open mic opportunity.
    ** Free food, drinks and Naloxone kits will be available**

    Kamloops

    BC

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day, Kamloops, BC
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Riverside Park, Kamloops, BC
    Heritage House for viewing of the Photo Voice video
    Riverside Park for the unveiling of the Somebody’s Someone Memorial Bench
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Moms Stop the Harm/Addiction Matters Kamloops
    Contact: Sandra Tully
    Phone: 2503729928
    Email: sltully@shaw.ca

    Starting with a screening of our Photo Voice video project at Heritage House, then an unveiling of a memorial bench in Riverside Park.

    Kelowna

    British Columbia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Kerry Park
    Kelowna abC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Moms Stop The Hatm
    Contact: Helen Jennens
    Phone: 259-763-9354
    Email: Helen_jennens@hotmail.com

    Music, Naloxone Training, drug testing education and s candlelit vigil.

    KELOWNA

    BRITISH COLUMBIA

    Activity: INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY EVENT
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: KERRY PARK, BERNARD ST. NEAR THE SAILS, DOWNTOWN KELOWNA, B.C.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: MOMS STOP THE HARM
    Contact: Ann-Marie Honkonen
    Phone: 250-681-4768
    Email: ann.mike@telus.net

    Loved ones gathering to Honor those lost to the Overdose Crisis and those that still struggle with lived experience. There will be entertainment, Naloxone Training, Candlelight Vigil and more. Please join us!

    Kelowna

    BC

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day – Kelowna
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Kerry Park, 1480 Mill Street, Kelowna, BC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Ann-Marie Honkonen
    Phone:
    Email: ann.mike@telus.net

    Bringing together those in our Community with Lived Experience. Honoring those lives lost to the Overdose Crisis with a Candlelight Vigil. Hosted by Moms Stop The Harm. Live Music, Naloxone Training and more.

    Kelowna

    British Columbia

    Activity: Purple Ribbon Campaign Walk
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 08:30 am
    Location: William R Bennett Bridge, Kelowna
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Okanagan Nation Alliance
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Join us in celebrating International Overdose Awareness Day

    Kimberley

    British Columbia

    Activity: Wellness Clinic
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Kimberley Library, Kimberley, British Columbia
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Kimberley Harm Reduction Collaborative
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    IOAD event

    Kirkland Lake

    Ontario

    Activity: IOAD event
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 11:30 am
    Location: Pavilion Women’s Centre, Kirkland Lake, Ontario
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Pavilion Women’s Centre
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    The purpose of the event is to let women of the community know that The Pavilion is becoming a Naloxone (Narcan) Distribution Centre.
    Organizers are inviting people to join them along with OPP, Victim Services, and other service providers to learn about harm reduction, overdose, substance usage and available supports within our community.

    Kitchener

    ON

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day – Kitchener/Waterloo
    Date: August 26 2019
    Time: 4.00pm – 6.00pm
    Location: Victoria Park, Kitchener
    (we will be located near the washrooms off David St.)
    Jubilee Drive, Kitchener, ON
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Waterloo Region Integrated Drugs Strategy
    Contact: Lindsay Sprague
    Phone:
    Email: lsprague@kdchc.org

    Please join us to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day in Waterloo Region. We will have a memorial activity, the Sanguen Van will be onsite with harm reduction and naloxone training, and food and refreshments will be available.

    Langford

    BC

    Activity: Westshore Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Veteran’s Memorial Park Langford, BC
    Aldwynd Rd, Victoria, British Columbia
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: AVI Health and Community Services
    Contact: Hermione Jefferis
    Phone: 250-940-3605
    Email: hermione.jefferis@avi.org

    August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day. Please join us at Memorial Park (Aldwynd Road, Langford) for a picnic lunch, resource table, speakers, and support. At 1pm a Naloxone training and kits will be provided. Free. Everyone welcome, family friendly. Provided by AVI Health & Community Services with support from the Victoria Foundation. This event is taking place on the traditional territories of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.

    Purple and silver are the colours chosen to represent International Overdose Awareness Day; purple ribbons will be placed around Langford to acknowledge those loved ones we have lost to the overdose epidemic and to remind the community that there is still work to be done to prevent any further senseless deaths. For more information on that campaign, special events taking place around BC and elsewhere, or for support, please check out avi.org or www.momsstoptheharm.

    Langley

    British Columbia

    Activity: Overdose Awareness day, naloxone training, harm reduction education, resources, bbq lunch
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Vineyard Church parking lot, 5708 Glover Rd
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Lookout Housing Society, Friends Langley Vineyard, We All Play a ROLE, Kimz Angels, Langley Division of Family Practice, Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society & MOMS Stop the Harm
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Leduc

    Alberta

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 23/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Leduc Civic Centre
    #1 Alexandra Park
    Leduc, AB
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Dylan’s Hope Foundation
    Contact: Jessica
    Phone: 7802930789
    Email: timetoactleduc@shaw.ca

    Dylan’s Hope Foundation will be hosting the 2nd Annual Overdose Prevention, Awareness & Remembrance event.
    Join us to remember loved ones who have passed from overdose & support those struggling with substance use disorder in their lives.

    Water luminaries to remember our loved ones
    Naloxone training and distribution
    Flags of Hope
    Information

    Maple Ridge

    BC

    Activity:International Overdose Awareness Day – Celebration of Life
    Date:29/08/2019
    Time:06:00 pm
    Location:Haney Wharf, Maple Ridge
    Public/Private:Public
    Individual/Organisation:Organisation
    Name of Organisation:Ridge Meadows Overdose Community Action Table
    Contact:Kat Wahamaa – Moms Stop The Harm
    Phone:
    Email:kmwahamaa@gmail.com

    Thursday, August 29, 6pm at the Haney Wharf in Maple Ridge the community is invited to share food, songs and stories to remember loved ones and call for action to end this epidemic. IOAD is a global movement for understanding, compassion, and change.

    Medicine Hat

    Alberta

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: 1st St SE
    Medicine Hat, Alberta
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Medicine Hat Drug Coalition
    Contact: Christa Schmidt
    Phone: 4039527728
    Email:

    free barbecue, guest speakers, Flags of Hope making station, candle light vigil, bagpipes and other live music, Naloxone training.

    Moncton

    New Brunswick

    Activity: Silent Memorial
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Downtown Moncton
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ensemble Services Greater Moncton
    Contact: Abbi Ryder
    Phone: 5068599616
    Email: aryder@ensemblegm.ca

    We will be collecting names of individuals who have passed away due to an overdose or a substance related issue. We are writing the names of these individuals on purple ribbons and then will be tying them around lamp posts, parking meters, trees, etc.

    Moncton

    New Brunswick

    Activity: Naloxone Administration & Overdose Prevention
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 81 Albert Street Moncton
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ensemble Services Greater Moncton
    Contact: Abbi Ryder
    Phone: 5068599616
    Email: aryder@ensemblegm.ca

    We will be hosting a Naloxone administration course, so individuals are comfortable with the administration and recognizing the signs of an overdose. Some tips and resources will also be provided on how to prevent an overdose.

    Montréal

    Québec

    Activity: Journée de Sensibilisation aux Surdoses – Un tintamarre pour réveiller les morts
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:30 pm
    Location: Square Émilie Gamelin
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Comité Journée de Sensibilisation aux Surdoses
    Contact: GIAP
    Phone:
    Email:

    A tintamarre to wake the dead will start around 14:30
    There will be speeches around 16:00
    BBQ to celebrate the oldest needle exchance in North America 30th anniversary !!! Starting at 17:00

    Nanaimo

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    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Maffeo Sutton Park
    100 Comox Road
    Nanaimo B.C.Canada
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Wisteria Community Association
    Contact: Tanya Hiltz
    Phone: 2507551014
    Email: ladyblackrose@telus.net

    Gather at Maffeo Sutton Park
    Aug. 29h 2019
    Noon – 2:30
    Lions Pavilion
    We have guest speakers Dr. Paul Hasselback and more

    Nanaimo

    British Columbia

    Activity: Brett Coltons celebration of awareness
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: 911 st george street Nanaimo BC V9S1W9
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Cheryl Guardiero
    Phone:
    Email: soapsbycheryl@gmail.com

    celebration of Bretts 32 nd birthday and overdose awareness. Naloxone training and memorial.

    New Westminster

    Activity: Messages of Hope
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Russell Housing Centre
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: New Westminster Overdose Community Action Team (NWOCAT)
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    New Westminster Overdose Community Action Team (NWOCAT) is inviting community members to write messages of hope, which will be displayed as a mural in the window of the Russell Housing Centre, operated by Lookout Housing and Health Society for a week starting Aug. 30.

    Niagara Falls

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 6pm – 8pm
    Location: Niagara Falls Community Health Centre, 4790 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 4C2                              Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Positive Living Niagara
    Contact: Vanessa Silvestri
    Phone: 905.984.8684 ex 141
    Email: vsilvestri@positivelivingniagara.com

    An event that folks can come to and celebrate loved ones that they have lost.

    International Overdose Awareness Day aims to gather all members of the community to memorialize and remember those whom we have lost due to overdoses. Especially with the Opioid crisis in the past two years, it is imperative that we acknowledge the devastation that the Niagara Region has and continues to experience. The event will be free, food and drink will be provided and all ages are welcome. The hours that the event will take place are between 6pm-8pm on Thursday August 29th, 2019. This event will take place at the Niagara Falls Community Health Centre, 4790 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 4C2. The event will  feature a vigil and speakers that will focus on bringing awareness to the loss within our community. Education around overdose prevention will be a piece in the event.

     

    Niagra Falls

    Ontario

    Activity: The Horseshoe Falls lights up for IOAD
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 pm
    Location: The Horseshoe Falls
    Niagra Falls, Ontario, Canada
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: NAMES – Niagra Area Moms Ending Stigma
    Contact: https://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/news-story/8871796-falls-turning-purple-for-drug-overdose-awareness/#.XWXQSPF8Xsp.facebook
    Phone:
    Email:

    The Horseshoe Falls will be illuminated in purple Friday night to recognize International Overdose Awareness Day.

    The event, held at locations around the world, raises awareness of the impact drug overdoses have on individuals and families and tries to reduce the stigma surrounding a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief those deaths cause.

    The group NAMES — Niagara Area Moms Ending Stigma — will hold a vigil in Oakes Garden Theatre during the illumination, from 9 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. The vigil is open to the public; look for the people with the purple glowsticks.

    North Bay

    Ontario

    Activity: 3rd Annual International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: North Bay City Hall Leger Square
    200 McIntyre St E, North Bay, ON P1B 8V6
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Community Drug Strategy-North Bay and Area
    Contact: Brooke Bertrand
    Phone: 705-472-6515 ext 260
    Email: bbertrand@cccnip.com

    3rd Annual International Overdose Awareness Day
    Wednesday August 28, 2019
    6:00pm Event Start
    Come visits booths and get Naloxone Training, Harm Reduction Supplies, Education information
    Free Snacks and Swag
    7:00pm-Ceremony including Lived Experience Speeches
    Candlelight Vigil at International Overdose Awareness Day Remembrance Gardens located on McIntyre Street across from City Hall
    Sponsored by Community Counselling Centre of Nipissing, AIDS Committee of North Bay and Area, The Right Path Counselling Services of Nipissing First Nation and North Bay and Parry Sound District Health Unit

    oil springs, ontario

    Ontario

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Yearly BBQ
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 118 Victoria st.
    Sarnia, Ontario
    N7T 5W9
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: BMC Pharmacy and Clinic
    Contact: marcel laporte
    Phone: 5193379900
    Email: mdjlaporte@me.com

    BBQ with Naloxone kit distribution and training

    Oliver

    British Columbia

    Activity: Oliver Town Hall Purple Lighting
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 6150 Main Street Oliver BC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Oliver Council
    Contact: Martin Johansen
    Phone: 250 485 6200
    Email: admin@oliver.ca

    Recognition of International Overdoes Awareness day by flooding the town hall with purple lights.

    Orangeville

    Ontario

    Activity: Dufferin Overdose Awareness Committee
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Edelbrock Centre
    30 Centre St.
    Orangeville, ON
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kristy Fearon
    Phone:
    Email: kristy@familytransitionplace.ca

    Free BBQ
    Health Fair of local addiction agencies
    Speakers (Family member, someone with lived experience and public health/EMS)
    Free Naloxone Kits will be available

    Orangeville

    Ontario

    Activity: 3rd Annual Overdose Awareness Health Fair and BBQ
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Family Transition Place
    Orangeville
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Family Transition Place
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    The Dufferin Overdose Awareness Committee invites you to recognize the importance of International Overdose Awareness Day (August 31) at their 3rd annual Overdose Awareness Health Fair and Barbecue. It’s starting soon at the Edelbrock Centre! Please drop by to learn more about addiction services in our community and to hear formal remarks by individuals affected by overdose. The barbecue and health fair are FREE and will open at 5:30 p.m.
    We’ll be there, rain or shine.

    Ottawa

    Activity: Peter Eady Radio International Overdose Awareness Day CBC Interview
    Date: 02/09/2019
    Time: 04:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: CBC Radio
    Contact: Alan Neal
    Phone:
    Email:

    A radio interview with Peter Eady on his coping and effects with his son’s passing due to overdose.

    Parry Sound

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 60 James Street, Parry Sound
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Parry Sound OPP
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    PARRY SOUND, ON – Parry Sound is hosting an Overdose Awareness Day and West Parry Sound OPP will be participating.

    The local detachment is joining the Canadian Mental Health Association Parry Sound-Muskoka starting at 11:00am at 60 James Street, Parry Sound.

    The police will be there in support of the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act (GSDOA) and informing the public how the law is meant to work.

    The law can protect you even if you’ve taken drugs or have some on and you call for assistance when you see an overdose. Specifically, it provides protection against possessing drugs for your own use or violating conditions of parole, bail, probation or conditional sentencing in drug possession cases.

    Penticton

    British Columbia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Parking lot of RCMP Detachment:
    1168 Main St., Penticton, BC*North end of rear parking lot
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Interior Health Authority
    Contact: Cleo Neville
    Phone:
    Email: harm.reduction.manager@sowins.com

    The community is invited to come together to help raise awareness about the on-going opioid crisis and learn more about how to get help as well as pay tribute to those that have been lost to the crisis to date. This event is co-hosted by SOWINS, One Sky, Interior Health and the Penticton RCMP and there will be representatives from these as well as many other community agencies on site to provide information on the crisis, how it is impacting people and communities across the province and the country and what is being done and can be done locally to help. There will be people on site to do Take Home Naloxone training and kits available for people to take home. There will also be a free BBQ and some prizes – special thanks to Boyd Autobody and Save On Foods for sponsoring the BBQ! Come out and learn more about what we can all do to make a difference.

    Join us on Friday, August 30, 2019 as we remember, talk, and take steps to #endoverdose

    Peterborough

    Ontario

    Activity: Awareness walk and memorial celebration
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:30 pm
    Location: Awareness walk- will start at City Hall 500 George St N and will walk down George St N to Millennium Park and Silver Bean Cafe 130 King St, Peterborough for our memorial celebration
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Brad’s BEARS
    Contact: Lori
    Phone:
    Email: bradsbearsptbo@gmail.com

    Awareness walk- will start at City Hall 500 George St N and will walk down George St N to Millennium Park and Silver Bean Cafe 130 King St, Peterborough for our memorial celebration 2:30pm – 5pm

    Peterborough

    Ontario

    Activity: Salute AC DC – International Overdose Awareness Day Concert
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: The Venue Peterborough
    286 George St North
    K9J3H2 Peterborough, Ontario
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    August 31st – International Overdose Awareness Day. See an amazing concert in support of PTBO Strong – a local not-for-profit raising funds to help those in our community struggling with opioid addiction. 🙏

    www.venueptbo.ca

    Tickets on sale NOW on Eventbrite.ca!
    19+ Concert

    The Wolf 101.5 FM
    #ptbostrong #reversingthetrend #community

    Peterborough

    Ontario

    Activity: Overdose Memorial
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: St. John's Anglican Church, 99 Brock St. Peterborough ON
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: PARN- your community AIDS resource network
    Contact: Rachel Petty
    Phone: 705 749 9110
    Email: rachel@parn.ca

    Memorial event for those affected by overdose

    Pine Falls

    Manitoba

    Activity: Pine Falls/Sagkeeng Harm Reduction Network – International Overdose Awareness Day – Communities Supporting Communities
    Date: 26/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Hwy 11, Lot 3 Fort Alexander, Manitoba
    Mino Pimatiziwin Healing Lodge Community Gymnasium and lot
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Manitoba Harm Reduction Network
    Contact: Heather Courchene
    Phone: 2043406767
    Email: Heather@mhrn.ca

    Naloxone Training for Peers 10am-12pm
    Community BBQ 12-3pm
    With Hearts Activity, Vigil Tree, Elder/Crisis Intervention Support, Entertainment/Open Mic, IERHA Mobile Wellness/Health Fair

    Powell River

    BRITISH COLUMBIA

    Activity: IOAD
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Powell River BC..Willingdon Beach (Upper Lot)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Overdose Awareness Panel
    Contact: Darlana L Treloar
    Phone: 6044839059
    Email: darlana.treloar@gmail.com

    Our event will take place on August 29th..We will have a March starting at our City Hall at 6:00pm ending up at Willingdon Beach where the Bench and Tree are already in place..We will have Naloxone training..an info table, Memorial table, Speakers, placing of Doves on our tree and candlelight vigil with led candles..There will be a petition for people to sign

    Prince George

    British Columbia

    Activity: Screening of Painkiller: Inside the Opioid Crisis
    Date: 22/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Bob Harkins Branch
    Prince George Public Library
    888 Canada Games Way
    Prince George, B.C.
    V2L 5T6
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Prince George Public Library
    Contact: Darcie Smith
    Phone: 250-563-9251
    Email: ask@pgpl.ca

    This 42 minute documentary seeks to raise awareness and reduce stigma by educating and informing viewers on what Fentanyl is and how it’s affecting our country. Join us for this film screening in advance of International Overdose Awareness Day. Thank you to Telus Health and Spotlight Productions.

    Québec

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Point de Repères – 225 rue Dorchester, Québec, QC, G1K 5Z4
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Point de Repères
    Contact: Elizabeth
    Phone:
    Email: participation@pointdereperes.com

    Marche commémorative dans le quartier St-Roch. Affichage de flyers de revendications et de rubans. Il y aura de la nourriture au Point de Repères à la fin de l’activité.

    Awareness walk will start at 2:00 pm at Point de Repères – 225 rue Dorchester. We will have food and refreshments at the end of the walk.

    Quesnel

    BC

    Activity: Overdose awareness
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:01 pm
    Location: Quesnel, Reid st
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Wild women of the North Society
    Contact: Willow Giesinger
    Phone: (250)983-9669
    Email: wildwomenofthenorth@gmail.com

    Purple ribbons for lost loved ones grey for survivors. Naloxone training, information and free food.

    Quesnel

    B.C.

    Activity: CSUN Overdose Awareness Event.
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: The corner of Carson Ave, and Front Street at the Entrance of the Quesnel Walking Bridge.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Coalition of Substance Users of the North (CSUN)
    Contact: Dawn Cameron
    Phone: 250-983-4068
    Email: coalitionofsubstanceusersofthenorth@outlook.com

    Memorial ribbons and crosses, Music, food, speakers, open mike for anyone who wishes to speak, harm reduction supplies, and naloxone kits, peer and family support.

    Red Deer

    Alberta

    Activity: Leah’s light second annual 5km walk/run for overdose awareness
    Date: 24/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Kiwanis Picnic Park /Bower Ponds
    4500 Foubtain Drive
    Red Deer, Alberta
    T4N-6W8
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Ashley Balan
    Phone: 4033737378
    Email: ashley34@telus.net

    A 5km walk/run
    BBQ
    Live music
    Naloxone Training
    Tickets available at Eventbrite

    Red Deer

    AB

    Activity: Leah’s Light Walk and Run / Time to Remember Awareness and Naloxone Traing Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 02:05 pm
    Location: Leah’s Light August 24 4519 FOUNTAIN DR, Red Deer, Alberta 10:30 – 2:30Traning and Vigil August 30 4914 – 48 Ave, Red Deer Alberta 2:00 – 5:00
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Turning Point Society of Central Alberta
    Contact: Stacey CArmichael
    Phone: 4033468858
    Email: stacey.carmichael@turningpoint-ca.org

    Leah’s Light is a 5 km walk and run to raise awareness of overdose prevention and takes place on Saturday August 24, 2019. Over the following week we will do a dedicated social media campaign leading up to Friday August 30 when we will provide education on overdose prevention and naloxone training / kits prior to a vigil in City Hall Park

    Revelstoke

    British Columbia

    Activity: Community Dialogue
    Date: 27/09/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 4 locations around Revelstoke
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Revelstoke CYMHSU Local Action Team
    Contact: Stacie Byrne
    Phone: 250-200-0022
    Email: revelstokecymhsu@gmail.com

    The City of Revelstoke in partnership with Revelstoke CYMHSU Local Action Team will be hosting four community dialogues located around town between September to December 2019. Each of these will take a different form beginning with an art installation at Luna Fest, a Welcome Week activity, a community dinner and a panel dialogue. The intent of these dialogues is to come together to better understand the individuals and stakeholders involved and to not let the death of those in our community have been in vain. We need to learn more, understand more, and support more.

    Saint john

    New Brunswick

    Activity: Saint John overdose awareness day 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Harbour passage long warf entrance
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Moms stop the harm
    Contact: Julie vail
    Phone:
    Email: Nbhealinghearts@gmail.com

    5km walk for awareness and candlelight vigil

    Salmon Arm

    B.C.

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:30 pm
    Location: Ross Street Plaza (at the corner of Hudson Ave and Ross Street) in Salmon Arm’s downtown core
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kaley York-Pearce
    Phone: 250-833-4151
    Email: kaley.york@interiorhealth.ca

    Public Health Nurses will be raising awareness in our community of opioid overdose, remembering those that have lost their lives to overdose and providing information on community services/supports. Harm reduction materials will be available as well as Naloxone Training.

    Sarnia

    Ontario

    Activity: OVERDOSE AWARENESS BBQ
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 118 Victoria St.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: BMC PHARMACY Sarnia
    Contact: Marcel
    Phone: Laporte
    Email: staff.bmcsarnia01@gmail.com

    Awareness BBQ
    Naloxone Kit training / give away

    Sarnia

    Ontario

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Evening
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Sarnia City Hall – Waterfront
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: North Lambton Community Health Centre
    Contact: Nikki
    Phone: 5197864545 ext 331
    Email: Nthomson@nlchc.com

    *Remembrance & Prevention*

    Everyone Welcome!

    Saskatoon

    Saskatchewan

    Activity: Community BBQ and Naloxone Training
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Station 20 West
    1120 20th Street West
    Saskatoon SK
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: AIDS Saskatoon
    Contact: Lauryn Kronick
    Phone: 3062425005
    Email: education@aidssaskatoon.ca

    AIDS Saskatoon and the Saskatchewan Health Authority are hosting a community BBQ to raise awareness for International Overdose Awareness Day.
    Naloxone training will also be available and kits will be distributed.
    The event is free as are the kits.

    Scarborough

    Ontario

    Activity: Overdose Awareness bbq and memorial
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 04:30 pm
    Location: ACSA South Drop In
    202 Markham Rd
    Scarborough Ontario
    M1J 3C2
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Agincourt Community Services Assocation
    Contact: Rahema Mohamed
    Phone: 6474596912
    Email: mrahema@agincourtcommunityservices.com

    Community gathering to share a meal, provide information about overdose prevention and treatment, memorial garden activity and Naloxone training and distribution. Collaboration with Black CAP.

    St Adolphe / Winnipeg

    Manitoba

    Activity: Memory walk with picture of parent who lost kids to drugs
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:05 pm
    Location: Unsure still securing site hope legislative building
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Shelly or tammy
    Phone: 2048012504
    Email: Shellyt@live.ca

    Walk 5 km with pic of your loved ones lost to overdose in Manitoba

    St Catharines

    Ontario

    Activity: Schmon Tower at Brock University lit in purple
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: Brock University, St Catharines, Ontario
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Positive Living Niagara and Overdose Prevention Education Network
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Schmon Tower will be lit up purple in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day.

    St Thomas

    Ontario

    Activity: Overdose awareness event including Naloxone training and nasal kit distribution
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Southwestern Public Health, Alleyway just east of 300 Talbot Street, St Thomas, Ontario
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Southwestern Public Health
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    A celebration to honor the lives of those lost or affected by overdose and to raise awareness of overdose.

    Sudbury

    Ontario

    Activity: Overdose Vigil
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 01:04 pm
    Location: 111 Larch St 4th floor in the Bischoff boardroom
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Reseau Access Network
    Contact: Kaela Pelland
    Phone: 705-688-0500 ex 219
    Email: kaelap@reseauaccessnetwork.com

    We will be hosting a vigil for those lost to overdose in our community by unveiling memorial flags made throughout the summer. Guest speakers, overdose response training and refreshments will be provided.

    Surrey

    British Columbia

    Activity: Twilight Memorial
    Date: 22/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre
    14831 – 28th Avenue
    Surrey, BC
    Canada
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre
    Contact: Nicole Webb
    Phone: 604-536-6522
    Email: loc3745@dignitymemorial.com

    Twilight memorial in honour of those affected by loss due to drug overdose.

    Swan River

    MB

    Activity: Overdose Training
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Box 2216
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: HELP Netowrk
    Contact: Delores Genaille
    Phone: 2047310283
    Email: delores@mhrn.ca

    Naloxone Training sessions, Sharing circle and Art activities

    Sydney

    Nova Scotia

    Activity: Overdose Awareness and Remembrance Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Wentworth Park, Sydney, Nova Scotia
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Ally Centre of Cape Breton
    Contact: Natasha Rowe
    Phone: 9025671766
    Email: natasha.rowe@bellaliant.com

    Why: To invite you to stand beside friends and families of overdose victims to reflect on their lives and their losses. Events such as this will reinforce the idea that no-one feels shame or disgrace at the death of someone from drug overdose.

    To bring awareness to the fact that in 2011 to 2012, EHS responded to 330 calls related to overdose here in the Cape Breton District Health Authority. That is almost one overdose per day. There are programs and interventions that can safely prevent deaths due to overdose. Cape Breton is without this programming although proposals have and will continue to be submitted to both federal and provincial health departments and efforts are being made nationally to change policy within government to make the tools necessary for these interventions available to the populations most affected.

    How: We will honor those we have lost and read their names to give individual recognition. We invite anybody who lost someone to overdose to give us their name so we may recite it during our event. You can come to the Ally Centre of Cape Breton prior to the event to write their name, or on site the day of the event. We will hold 3 moments of silence – One for the people who have died of accidental overdose; One for the families, friends and loved ones of those who passed; and one to appeal for evidence based interventions, services and supports to mitigate the risks for people who use drugs.

    Thompson

    Manitoba

    Activity: Heart Art Project with MHRN & Community Overdose Awareness Sessions
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Various community locations
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Safer Choices Northern Network
    Contact: Sharon Cordell
    Phone: 204 679 5870
    Email: Sharon@mhrn.ca

    Safer Choices Northern Network will be participating in the Manitoba Harm Reduction Network Heart Art Project and stenciling hearts representing the lives lost yearly in Canada. The Northern Regional Health Authority will be hosting overdose awareness sessions to assist community members in recognizing an overdose and what they can do to help.

    Thunder Bay

    Ontario

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: City Hall (500 Donald St. E).
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Thunder Bay Drug Strategy
    Contact: Cynthia Olsen
    Phone: 1-807-625-2942
    Email: colsen@thunderbay.ca

    Information booths
    Naloxone training
    Tributes to loved ones can be made and tied to the memorial tree
    Free bannock and light refreshments

    Thunder Bay

    Ontario

    Activity: International Overdose Day
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: City Hall McGillivray Square
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: NorWest Community Health Centre
    Contact: Heather Gillies
    Phone: 807-633-9377
    Email: hgillies@norwestchc.org

    Remember a loved one lost to overdose

    Timmons

    Ontario

    Activity: IOAD proclamation, flag-lowering and minute of silence
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 09:30 am
    Location: Porcupine Health Unit building, 169 Pine Street S, Timmins, Ontario
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Porcupine Health Unit, City of Timmins, CDSSAB Paramedicine and Timmins Area Drug Strategy
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Join us for the IOAD proclamation, flag-lowering and minute of silence

    TORONTO

    ON

    Activity: FLAG RAISING CEREMONY
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11.30am prompt
    Location: TORONTO CITY HALL
    100 QUEEN ST. WEST
    TORONTO, ON
    To City Hall Courtesy flag pole:
    Take the ramp on the north east side of Nathan Phillips Square up to the Podium Roof.
    The Courtesy Flag Pole is on the east (right) side of the ramp.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: MOMS STOP THE HARM
    Contact: Irene Paterson
    Phone:
    Email: flagsofhopetoronto@gmail.com

    We will raise the Toronto International Overdose Day Flag in ceremony at Toronto City Hall
    There will be a public Proclamation for Overdose Awareness Day
    Moms Stop the Harm (MSTH) is a network of Canadian families whose loved ones died from drug related harms or who have struggled with substance use. We call for an end to the failed war on drugs and embrace an approach that reduces harm, and respects human rights. People who use drugs should not be criminalized and must be treated with compassion and respect.
    By coming together to remember our loved ones, we stand together to say that more needs to be done to end the stigma and prevent overdose deaths in our community.

    Toronto

    ON

    Activity: CN Tower lighting
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: THE CN TOWERThe CN Tower is located in the heart of Downtown Toronto, between the Rogers Centre and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre just north 290 Bremner Blvd
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: MOMS STOP THE HARM
    Contact: Irene Paterson
    Phone:
    Email: flagsofhopetoronto@gmail.coom

    THE CN TOWER WILL ILLUMINATE PUPRLE IN HONOUR OF OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY to raise awareness of the overdose crisis in our city and across Canada.
    The CN Tower is an awe-inspiring architectural and engineering wonder of the world that is a symbol of pride for Toronto residents, Ontario residents and all Canadians. It will illuminate PURPLE at sunset (approx. 8pm) Lighting begins at sunset and concludes at sunrise the next morning.

    Toronto

    Ontario

    Activity: Overdose Awareness and Prevention Booth
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Syme Woolner Neighbourhood and Family Centre
    2468 Eglinton Avenue. West, Unit 3,
    Toronto, Ontario M6M 5E2
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Syme Woolner Neighbourhood & Family Centre
    Contact: Uzefa Gulma
    Phone: 4167664634
    Email: harmreductionworker@symewoolner.org

    Information booth will be set up in front of our Harm Reduction Office and will provide numerous pamphlets/brochures/etc. pertaining to overdoes prevention. Naloxone kits will also be distributed to those interested.

    Toronto

    Ontario

    Activity: Direct Action Aug 27, 2019
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 02:08 pm
    Location: Three minute video successful ‘Direct action’ MDs offices just trying save everyone’s life non users and users https://youtu.be/THh1t-BEUHU
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Gary Thompson
    Phone: 647-864-6609
    Email: jgary.thompson@mail.utoronto.ca

    Removed life threatening protocol from an addictions clinic. Protocol no rescue breathing chest compressions only

    Trenton

    Ontario

    Activity: Quinte West Community Narcotics Committee open house
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Quinte West Fire Department
    Dixon Drive, Trenton
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Quinte West Community Narcotics Committee
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    In honour of those affected by overdose

    Truro

    Nova Scotia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Haligonian Editors
    Phone:
    Email:

    International Overdose Awareness Day

    Vancouver

    BC

    Activity: Surdoses : pourquoi sommes-nous tous concernés?
    Date: 05/09/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Creekside Community Recreation Centre
    1 Athletes Way
    Vancouver, BC
    V5Y 0B1
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: RésoSanté Colombie-Britannique
    Contact: Marion Mathou
    Phone: +1 604-629-1000
    Email: info@resosante.ca

    Fête entre amis ou isolement, pour décompresser ou pour se soigner, la crise des opioïdes nous concerne tous. Venez participer à la conversation pour mieux comprendre les risques et les outils disponibles.

    Une formation à la Naloxone sera offerte gratuite sur place et une trousse de prévention des méfaits sera distribuée aux participants. Des collations et bouchées seront offertes sur place. Pour toute restriction alimentaire, merci de nous contacter directement à info@resosante.ca.

    4 experts pour vous informer et répondre à vos questions en français :

    Marilou Gagnon, inf., PhD, est professeure en sciences infirmière à l’Université de Victoria et chercheure à CISUR (Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research). Elle est fondatrice et présidente de l’Association des infirmiers et infirmières en réduction des méfaits. Avant d’arriver en Colombie-Britannique, elle faisait partie de Overdose Prevention Ottawa, groupe communautaire ayant ouvert le premier site de prévention des surdoses à Ottawa. Elle fait partie de nombreux comités d’experts et groupes de travail chargés de développer des lignes directrices, des outils éducatifs et des politiques en lien avec les drogues, réduction des méfaits et la consommation supervisée.
    Dr Brian Conway, MD FRCPC, Directeur médical et spécialiste des maladies infectieuses à VIDC (Vancouver Infectuous Diseases Center). Dr. Conway a efficacement amélioré les soins de santé pour les communautés francophones touchées par le VIH / VHC en Colombie-Britannique.
    Sébastien Payan, conseiller en soins infirmiers à Vancouver Coastal Health et au “BC Centre for Disease Control”. Originaire de France, il travaille depuis plus de 10 ans au Canada, notamment en réduction des méfaits auprès des populations vulnérables. Ses domaines d’expertise sont l’usage de drogues, la prévention des overdoses aux opioïdes anisi que les infections transmissibles sexuellement et par le sang.
    Dr Derek Chang est médecin de famille sécialisé en toxicomanie et instructeur clinique à l’Université de la Colombie-Britannique (UBC). Il a suivi une formation de spécialiste en toxicomanie. Il se passionne pour la médecine de la toxicomanie, la santé mentale, le VIH, la santé mondiale et divers problèmes touchant les populations marginalisées.

    Entrée gratuite. Réservation sur Eventbrite conseillée.

    Vancouver

    British Columbia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Vancouver Public Library.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Tabitha Montgomery
    Phone:
    Email:

    Information distribution and awareness raising.

    Vancouver

    BC

    Activity: IOAD Awareness & Education
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Vancouver Public Library — Central Branch Promenade (350 West Georgia St.)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Leah Tottenham
    Phone:
    Email:

    Table will include up-to-date and local Substance Use Disorder information as well as support
    for individuals living with related drug use issues and/or who have lost loved ones by overdose /
    tainted drugs.

    Vancouver

    BC

    Activity: Providence Health Care International Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Main Entrance of St Paul’s Hospital
    1081 Burrard St Entrance
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Providence Health Care
    Contact: Kaye Robinson
    Phone: 604-806-9330
    Email: KRobinson@providencehealth.bc.ca

    Friday, August 30th, for International Overdose Awareness Day, St. Paul’s is holding an information day outside the main entrance on Burrard Street. The Providence Urban Health program is organizing the event, where staff will be present to talk about the hospital’s substance-use services such as the Rapid Access Addiction Clinic and others. Naloxone kits will be available and training will be provided. Refreshments will be provided, there will be purple wristbands and ribbons to mark the day, and a memorial feature will be displayed so friends and families can honour loved ones who have been lost to substance-use complications. Please share widely with staff! Thank you!

    Vancouver

    British Columbia

    Activity: Purple Light Illumination of Vancouver Convention Centre
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Judy Darcy
    Phone:
    Email:

    Purple Light Illumination of Vancouver Convention Centre to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day

    Vernan

    Ontario

    Activity: IOAD event
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Vernon’s Upper Room Mission, Vernon, Ontario
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Vernon’s Upper Room Mission
    Contact: Cera Brown
    Phone:
    Email:

    In addition to a free barbecue and donated door prizes, the event is the culmination of efforts from multiple different community and social service groups.

    Vernon

    Activity: Wellness Fair
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 3403 27 Avenue Vernon
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Interior Health and Upper Room Mission
    Contact: Jennifer Glen
    Phone: 778-212-4349
    Email: Jennifer.Glen@interiorhealth.ca

    Come and attend our wellness fair. We will be raising awareness around overdose prevention and providing information about available services and supports in our community. This will include opportunities to share stories, and honour and remember those we have lost.

    Victoria

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day – Victoria, B.C.
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:30 pm
    Location: #1 Centennial Square
    Victoria BC
    Canada
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: South Island Community Overdose Response Network
    Contact: Shane Calder
    Phone: 250-384-2366
    Email: ioadyyj@gmail.com

    International Overdose Awareness Day Events will be taking place on Saturday, August 31st, 2019 at #1 Centennial Square Victoria BC. The daytime event runs from 12:30 – 4:30 pm. There will be resource booths, Community BBQ, free and confidential drug checking, a mass Naloxone training event, memorial activity and live music.

    A Candlelight Memorial will take place on the same day at 7 pm at St. John’s The Devine Anglican Church (1611 Quadra St). This will be an evening to remember all those impacted by Substance Use and an evening of remembrance for those we have lost. Through words and music we will remember…..

    Victoria

    BC

    Activity: Westshore Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Veteran’s Memorial Park, Aldwynd Road, Langford BC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: AVI Health & Community Services
    Contact: Hermione
    Phone: 250-384-2366 ext 3111
    Email: hermione.jefferis@avi.org

    “August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day. Please join us at Memorial Park (Aldwynd Road, Langford) for a picnic lunch, resource table, speakers, and support. At 1pm a Naloxone training and kits will be provided. Free. Everyone welcome, family friendly. Provided by AVI Health & Community Services with support from the Victoria Foundation. This event is taking place on the traditional territories of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.”

    Victoria

    BC

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Victoria
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 1 Centennial Square, Victoria, BC V8W 1P5
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: AVI Health and Community Services
    Contact: Shane Calder
    Phone: 250-384-2366
    Email: julia.breese@avi.org

    Together we will hold space to remember those loved and lost, while advocating for decriminalization, dignified healthcare and a #safesupply

    Join us for join us for Victoria’s Largest annual public Narcan Training, Community BBQ, Resource Tables, Live Music and Memorial Heart Activity with Mom’s Stop the Harm.

    The Vancouver Island Drug Checking Project will be offering a free and confidential drug checking service.

    This event has been organized by the South Island Community Overdose Response Network (SICORN) with funding from the Community Action Initiative (CAI) and support from the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR)

    Event takes place on the traditional territories of the Lkwungen speaking peoples, of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.

    Victoria

    British Columbia

    Activity: Photovoice – Images of Inclusion
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Arts Centre at Cedar Hill – 3220 Cedar Hill Rd, Victoria, BC
    August 20 – September 9
    Facility hours: https://www.saanich.ca/EN/main/parks-recreation-culture/facilities-schedules-fees/facilities/cedar-hill-recreation-centre.html
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Project support from Island Health and the United Way Greater Victoria
    Contact: Jennifer Parisi
    Phone:
    Email:

    Peer-artist photography exhibit exploring compassionate images about the overdose crisis.

    Welland

    Ontario

    Activity: Main Street Bridge lit in purple
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: Main Street, Welland, Ontario
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Positive Living Niagara and Overdose Prevention Education
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Main Street Bridge will be lit up purple as a celebration of International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Westbank

    BC

    Activity: Memorial Tree Planting
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Siya Room at community services building at 1900 quail Lane Westbank BC V4T2H3
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Westbank First Nations
    Contact: Alex Terbasket
    Phone: 250 786 0227
    Email: aterbasket@wfn.ca

    Let’s take a moment as a community to gather for lunch and a memorial tree planting for International Overdose Awareness Day in commemoration for those we have lost to overdose. This tree will be available in the Community Survives lobby for the week of August 26th-30th to leave a special not to those who lost their lives to addiction and will be planted in the community garden.

    White Rock

    British Columbia

    Activity: IOAD March
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 04:30 pm
    Location: White Rock City Hall
    15322 Buena Vista Ave, White Rock, BC V4B 1Y6
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email: info@counsellinggroup.co

    Please join us for an awareness march. Feel free to bring a picture of a loved one to carry with you.

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    Whitehorse

    Yukon

    Activity: IOAD Naloxone Training Blitz
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:30 am
    Location: Front & Main Street (in front of Baked Cafe)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Blood Ties Four Directions Centre
    Contact: Elizabeth Plishka
    Phone: 867-332-8267
    Email: education@bloodties.ca

    On Friday, August 30th Blood Ties Four Directions Centre will be participating in International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD), which is a global campaign that raises awareness of overdose and works to reduce the stigma often associated with a drug-related death.

    In recognition of this day we will be hosting a free public naloxone training on the corner of Main & Front (in front of Baked Cafe & Bakery). At this event, information will be shared about how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose. In the Yukon, we have lost 20 lives to overdose since 2016. Our goal is to train 5 people for every life lost – come join us and be one of the 100.

    Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to attend!

    Windsor

    Ontario

    Activity: We Remember Them – International Overdose Awareness Day Memorial Dinner
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Average Joe’s Sports Bar – 1286 Lauzon Rd.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Windsor Overdose Prevention Society
    Contact: Brandon Bailey
    Phone: 2262465026
    Email: Overdosepreventionwindsor@gmail.com

    Do you know someone who has passed from overdose?

    Does someone you know use substances?

    International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on 31 August each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. In Windsor we will be holding it on Friday, August 30, 2019. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

    International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.

    Thousands of people die each year from drug overdose. They come from all walks of life.
    Do you recognise the signs and symptoms of overdose? What is the impact of drug use and overdose on family, friends and those experiencing it?

    Join us on Friday, August 30, 2019, at Average Joe’s, 1286 Lauzon Road. Doors open at 5:00PM, opening starts at 5:30PM with dinner served at 6:00PM. Dinner includes pasta, salad, a roll and coffee/tea.

    We will be hearing from a number of speakers who have lost their most cherished loved ones.

    These people were so much more than an overdose statistic!

    Come on out to hear their stories!

    Winnipeg

    Manitoba

    Activity: 2nd Annual Drop the Needle, Pick up the Pace Overdose Awareness Memorial Walk
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: The Forks/ River Walk: The walk will start at our Winnipeg sign as we continue over the Provencher Bridge and up both sides of the river walk,
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Chad Cawson
    Phone: 4315883074
    Email: chaddcawson@gmail.com

    On International Overdose Awareness Day, we will be picking up the pace as we aware more so we lose less. Taking the Steps to End Overdose

    On August 31, which is International Overdose Awareness Day, lets don our favourite shade of purple, unite. We will meet between the Scotia Bank stage and the Winnipeg sign which will be lit up purple, and we will walk 3.5 k starting at the Provencher Bridge and making our way to and up the river walk to where we began.There will be music and education during registration and before the walk. Like last year we here will be a limited supply of purple glow stick necklaces and bottled water.Join me for our second annual walk created in honour of my sister Jeni Leigh so all supporters, survivors and those remembering our fallen can rise up, and aware more so we lose less.

    There will be education, speakers and DJ’s dropping the needle on vinyl before the walk begins.

    Winnipeg

    Manitoba

    Activity: Drop the Needle, Pick up the Pace Overdose Awareness/Memorial Walk
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: The Forks, Winnipeg Manitoba- We will gather at between the Scotia Bank stage and our Winnipeg sign which will be lit up purple in n honour of or fallen.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Chad Cawson
    Phone: (431) 588-3074
    Email: chaddcawson@gmail.com

    Registeration and Education and DJ ‘s will be happening from 5:30- 7:30 and then the walk will begin before dusk. Like last year there will be a limited number of purple glow stick necklaces and bottled water- first come first serve.

    The walk will begin on the path behind the stage past the Ghandi statue and Human Rights Museum. Walkers will make their way up Waterfront on the same side as Shaw Park and cross the street at the roundabout and walk back towards and over the Provencher Bridge. Walkers continue down the River path on Tache to Main St and down through The Forks to the river walk and make our way to the path leading us to where we began,

    Walk is a beautiful 5k scenic trek.

    Winnipeg

    Manitoba

    Activity: 2nd Annual Drop the Needle, Pick up the Pace Memorial Walk
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Walkers will gather at the Scotiabank stage and the Winnipeg sign at The Forks at 1 Forks Market Rd.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Chad Cawson
    Phone: 431 588 3074
    Email: chaddcawson@gmail.com

    On August 31, 2018 we put Winnipeg on the map as the 16th place in Canada to walk for Drug Overdose Awareness and Mayor Brian Bowman recognized International Overdose Awareness Day in Manitoba and lit up our sign purple in honour of our fallen. This August 31 on IOAD we will be gathering at the Winnipeg sign and Scotia Bank Stage to again honour and remember our fallen and aware more, so we lose less. The first 250 to sign in will receive a free bottle of water and a purple glow stick necklace. There will be education , Deez Buns hot dog cart who will be splitting half of their proceeds equally between JL Overdose Awareness and Bruce Oake Recovery Centre. DJ Disspare will be dropping the needle on vinyl until the walk begins at 7:30

    The Route: On this scenic 5k walk we will begin down the path behind the Scotia bank Stage where Ghandi stands and make our way towards the CHRM, across the street and past Shaw Park until we hit the roundabout. We will cross at the roundabout and walk back towards and over the Provencher Bridge until we hit Tache and make our way down the new river path towards at Main. At Main we will cross the bridge and make our way down to The Forks river walk and walk to where the Dragon Boat Races normally begin and back ups to where we began our walk . Wheelchair accessible and dogs are welcome.

    Winnipeg

    Activity: The Purple Ribbon Campaign
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Winnipeg City Hall
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Wear a purple ribbon to raise awareness of overdose and substance related deaths

    Winnipeg

    MB

    Activity: Community Art Project
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights
    85 Israel Asper Way
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Manitoba Harm Reduction Network
    Contact: Veda Koncan
    Phone: 2047836184
    Email: veda@mhrn.ca

    “The world is failing to protect the health and human rights of people who use drugs” -UNAIDS

    In Winnipeg the Manitoba Harm Reduction Network is marking Overdose Awareness Day by representing each of the 4460 people we lost in Canada in 2018 with and installation of hearts on the sidewalk at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Each of these people were important and loved.

    We are drawing attention to the criminalization, stigma and marginalization that is driving the overdose crisis. We are advocating for a people-centered and human rights based approach to drug use. We all love someone who uses drugs.

    And we need your help!
    Come help us stencil 4460 hearts on the sidewalk, and/or participate in an overdose prevention training to help save lives.

    Meet at the group entrance at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights.

    Schedule:
    10:00 am- Welcome, prayer and song
    10:00am-11:00am- Marking hearts
    Once the hearts are complete we will have a moment of silence.
    11:00-12:00- Individual and small group overdose prevention training

    We will be outside in a generally physically accessible area.
    Bathrooms and water fountains are available inside the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

    This event is part of a larger provincial campaign. Check out our other Manitoba Harm Reduction Network sites for events happening for Overdose Awareness Day near you! If you would like to receive an event planning kit, please email us at info@mhrn.ca
    Anyone can plan an event for Overdose Awareness Day!

    “Any approach to drugs has to be based on protecting health and human rights. It’s not about combating drug misuse- it is about respecting people as human beings.” -Naomi Burke

    For more information about human rights and people who use drugs check out the UNAIDS report: Do No Harm: Health, Human Rights and People Who Use Drugs
    https://www.unaids.org/sites/default/files/media_asset/donoharm_en.pdf

    Costa Rica

    Liberia

    Activity: Prevención de sobredosis/OD prevention
    Date: 20/09/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Centro Semiinstitucional de Liberia
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Alfredo Catania Acebal
    Phone: 506 85249236
    Email: masinformacionmenosriesgo@gmail.com

    Workshop about OD and secure drug use.

    San José

    Activity: Dia Internacional de Sesnibilización de la Sobredosis
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: LPSD – CR and ACEID
    Contact: Ernesto Cortes
    Phone:
    Email:

    Information website adpated to Costa Rican reality on drug use and overdose prevention
    https://sites.google.com/view/diareflexionsobredosiscostaric/p%C3%A1gina-principal

    Cote D'Ivoire

    Abidjan

    Abidjan

    Activity: CONFERENCE PUBLIQUE SUR L’OVERDOSE, SIGNES ET ACTIONS
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 01 BP 2966 Abidjan 01
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: UNICO
    Contact: Dr TEDIE DESIRE
    Phone: 02027575
    Email:

    Conférence publique d’un addictologue et d’un médecin pour associations de réduction des risques et grand public

    Abidjan

    Abidjan

    Activity: conférence débat sur l’action des overdoses et les réponses à donner
    Date: 03/09/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 01 BP 2966 Abidjan 01, Cocody vallons , résidences Valérie
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: UNICO
    Contact: Nicolas VAKO
    Phone: 00 225 09650923
    Email: unico.siege@gmail.com

    conférence-débat pour mieux faire connaitre le concept, son historique, les signes de l’overdose, les différentes overdoses, les actions à mettre en oeuvre. En salle avec les responsables de la thématique drogue en C^te d’Ivoire. 50 personnes. suivi d’un cocktail avec la participation de 4 organes de presse écrite, une radio et une presse en ligne.
    par rapport aux événements en Côte d’Ivoire la séance est reportée au mardi 3 septembre 2019.

    Cyprus

    Nicosia

    Activity: Raising awareness in Cyprus about overdose
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Cyprus, Nicosia
    130 Limassol Avenue, 4th floor, 2015 Strovolos
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cyprus National Addictions Authority
    Contact: Evi Kyprianou
    Phone: 0035722442966
    Email: evi.kyprianou@naac.org.cy

    We are planning to publish a booklet on overdose and the use of naloxone in cases of opioid overdoses which will be disseminated to all drug treatment centres in Cyprus as well as through our website and social media

    Denmark

    Copenhagen

    Activity: IOAD ‘Taken too much?’ campaign launch
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: KraftWerket, Valgårdsvej 2, 2500 Valby, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Antidote, and Illegal! MAGAZINE
    Contact: 
    Phone: +45 25 85 24 85
    Email:

    www.antidote.dk

    Esbjerg

    Activity: International Overdose Day in Esbjerg
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Esbjerg Forsorgshjem
    Exnersgade 47 b
    6700 Esbjerg
    Denmark
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Isa Erzurum
    Phone: +45 60901536
    Email: isae4767@gmail.com

    Join our event to remember loved ones lost to an overdose.

    The programme includes a personal portrayal from an overdose survivor, speeches from the local chairman from our Social & Labour Market Committee, Henrik Vallø and Head of Center of Drug Abuse & Vulnerability.

    You can visit different stand and talk to for instance Recovery Bulls. You can also sign up for a seminar on overdose treatment.

    The first 100 people to show up will receive a free t-shirt, and all attendants can enjoy live music. We will serve coffee, tea, refreshments and cake.

    The event will conclude with a ceremonial lighting of candles to remember lost ones.

    Estonia

    Kohtla-Jarve

    Activity: Naloxon training
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Ravi 10k, Kohtla-Jarve, Estonia
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: NGO Me aitame Sind
    Contact: Aljona
    Phone: +37258439955
    Email: jana.laanemann@gmail.com

    Helping people with grug addictivity, prevention of overdose!

    France

    Paris

    Activity: Présidente France Patients Experts Addictions
    Date: 02/09/2019
    Time: 10:12 am
    Location: Lieu de l’évènement du 2/09:
    Hôpital Marmottan, 17 Rue d’Armaillé, 75017 ParisAdresse de France Patients Experts Addictions:
    Tour Montparnasse – 33 avenue du Maine – BP 119 – 75755 PARIS cedex 15
    Tél : +331 45 39 55 27 – mail : contact@fpea.fr
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: France Patients Experts Addictions
    Contact: Helène Delaquaize, vice présidente Projets FPEA
    Phone:
    Email: contact@fpea.fr

    L’association France Patients Experts Addictions, née en décembre 2018, a pour objectif la promotion, la formation et la certification des patients experts addictions dans le parcours de soin.
    Elle participe activement à l’amélioration de la recherche en addictologie.
    Ses membres interviennent sur les réseaux sociaux ainsi que le forum addict’aide et collaborent au sein de structures conventionnelles. Certains adhérents sont nommés auprès de la CDU, CVS, Inserm, HAS.
    Le retour brutal des overdoses opioïdes nous interpelle et FPEA relaie en France la journée mondiale de sensibilisation aux overdoses d’opioïdes.
    Nous organisons une conférence de presse le 2 septembre de 10 heures à 12h, dans les locaux de l’hôpital Marmottan à Paris, afin de rendre publique une liste de 12 propositions élaborées avec la Fédération Addiction et la Fédération Française d’Addictologie, des associations d’usagers, de patients et de professionnels de santé.

    Several cities

    Activity: New public health strategies policy officer
    Date: 02/09/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: AIDES
    Contact: Margot Andriantseheno
    Phone:
    Email:

    AIDES is organizing for the first time a Naloxone week from 2 september to 6 september. During this week : overdose awarness will be extended by naloxone kits delivery to drug users and their relatives and training for their use. This Naloxone week will be announced in a press release.

    Georgia

    Tbilisi

    Activity: Trees of Life
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: New Vector
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on 31 August each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.
    New Vector and GeNPUD have been jointly celebrating this day for the past 5 years, honoring the memory of those people with tradition of planting trees, which will inevitably take place like it did past 5 years.

    International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.

    Thousands of people die each year from drug overdose. They come from all walks of life.

    Tbilisi

    Activity: plant a tree
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Tbilisi, Margiani street N1, and Tbilisi sea area.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: GeNPUD and New Vector
    Contact: Konstantine Labartkava
    Phone:
    Email: Newvector@yahoo.com

    in Tbilisi sea area we are planing to plant the threes Kypros kind. Tbilisi city hall give us a place for planting.

    Germany

    Freiburg

    Activity: Naloxon Training
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Kontaktladen, Rosastr. 13, 79098 Freiburg
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: AWO Drogenhilfe Freiburg
    Contact: Charlotte Friedrich
    Phone: +49761-3890770
    Email:

    A First-Aid-Course (especially in relation with drug consume and overdose) including Naloxon training.

    Nuremberg

    Activity: Naloxone Training
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: Ottostraße 18
    90402 Nürnberg
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: mudra – Alternative Jugend- und Drogenhilfe Nürnberg e.V.
    Contact: Martin Kießling / Rossano della Ripa
    Phone: 0911-8150100
    Email: beratung@mudra-online.de

    First aid training for drug users. Including take-home-naloxone.

    Greece

    Athens

    Attika

    Activity: Naloxone Training for lives in life
    Date: 01/09/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 32- 36 Dimitsnas str
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Steps
    Contact: Emmanouela Maria Soldatou
    Phone: 6989776739
    Email: emsoldatou@gmail.com

    Sharing and training for the use of Naloxone towards the street-connected drug users in Athens

    Athens

    attica

    Activity: Ημέρα Ευαισθητοποίησης για την Υπερβολική δόση
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Myrtillo
    Τριφυλίας Και Λάμψα Πάρκο ΓΙΑ ΤΟ ΠΑΙΔΙ ΚΑΙ ΤΟΝ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΜΟ (ΠρώηνΚαπαψ) Αμπελόκηποι, μετρό Πανόρμου., 115 24 Athens, Greece
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: PeerNUPS
    Contact: Anastasiou Christos
    Phone: +30 6995287655
    Email: PeerNUPS@gmail.com

    Our Network welcomes the most of stakeholders in Greek society who have hi places in the drug policy .
    First time that drug users network are doing something with our own abilities ,only with the gently help of European Network of people who use drugs .Of course also our guide is your recourse and your pioneering actions

    India

    Amritsar

    Punjab

    Activity: TIME TO REMEMBER, TIME TO ACT #END OVERDOSE
    Date: 21/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: RURAL HEALTH AND TRAINING CENTRE, DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY MEDICINE, VILLAGE MALLUNANGAL, SRI GURU RAM DAS UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SRI GURU RAM DAS UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES, SRI AMRITSAR.
    Contact: Harjot Singh Birgi
    Phone: 9914420756
    Email: drharjotbirgi@gmail.com

    1. Educational activity will be conducted in collaboration with Government school in village Mallunangal which will include debate, poster competition among school children. Thus creating awareness among youth will help in spreading message to wider community.
    2. Memorial or remembrance activity will be conducted in religious place near to Health center where persons who lost their lives due to drug overdose will be remembered and trees will be planted by their family members in remembrance.
    3. Training will be Provided to midwifes on Harm Reduction Strategy at Rural Health and training center by Dr Harjot Singh.

    Delhi

    Delhi

    Activity: IOAD Event
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: ​111/9, Opposite Sector B 4, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110070
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Society for Promotion of Youth & Masses (SPYM)
    Contact: Dr. Rajesh Kumar
    Phone: 9891268872
    Email: info@spym.org

    Rally and street play

    Imphal

    Manipur

    Activity: Observation of International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Conference Hall, Deputy Commissioner, Imphal East District, Manipur, India
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Social Awareness Service Organisation
    Contact: RK. Tiken
    Phone: +9856365915
    Email: saso.imp@gmail.com

    Following are the activities of the program:
    1. Distribution of Identity Cards for Overdose Rapid Response Teams/volunteers
    2. Sharing the achievements in responding the Drug Overdose
    3. Public Display on responding mechanism and outcomes
    4. Public awareness among the different stakeholders

    Jalandhar

    Punjab

    Activity: Play
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Civil Hospital Jalandhar Punjab
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Shri Bhardwaj Gramodyog Sewa Sansthan,Jalandhar
    Contact: mrs. raj kapoor
    Phone: 9464477377
    Email: sbgssidujld.tipsacs@gmail.com

    Nukkad Nattak
    Title : Nashe De Maar.

    Nawanshahr

    Punjab

    Activity: DRUG ADDICTION AWARENESS CAMP.
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Nawanshahr
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Dr.Imran khan
    Phone: 9694991149
    Email: imranspmc@gmail.com

    To aware public regarding drug addiction and overdose.

    Pune

    Maharashtra

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Activity and Harm Reduction
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:05 pm
    Location: ZP 5 Bharat Nagar near Adarsh hotel below Pimpri fly over Pimpri Pune 411017
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Janhvi Foundation
    Contact: Dr Vikram Gaikwad
    Phone: 9822940848
    Email: janhvi.foundation@rediffmail.com

    On 31st August Janhvi Foundation organized Overdose Awareness and Harm Reduction Program for PWID

    Indonesia

    Denpasar

    Bali

    Activity: Saatnya Untuk Mengingat dan Mengakhiri Overdosis
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Yayasan Kesehatan Bali Jalan Ciung Wanara IVB nomor 2 Renon, Denpasar, Bali
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Yayasan Kesehatan Bali
    Contact: Doni Fauzan
    Phone: 6289520937717
    Email: arsip.yakeba@gmail.com

    Yayasan Kesehatan Bali/Bali Health Foundation (Yakeba) participates in commemorating International Overdose Awareness Day because many friends in the community of drug users die from overdoses while Yakeba itself is a place of information on drug abuse, referrals and education centers. The activity will be held on Jalan Ciung Wanara IV B number 2 Renon (Yakeba’s yard) on August 31, 2019, gathering drug communities in Bali to commemorate the people who died related to overdose.

    The activity will be filled with a small discussion of experiences about friends or family who have died from an overdose. We also invited some of local media journalists to cover our activities so that our activities would spread and become the pioneers in implementing this activity in Indonesia.

    By holding this event, it is hoped that it can remind again of the dangers of overdose that can occur in drug users.

    Ireland

    Dublin

    Dublin

    Activity: Naloxone Training
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Neart leCheile
    Neilstown Shopping Centre
    Clondalkin
    Dublin 22
    Ireland
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Clondalkin Drug & Alcohol Task Force / SUDS
    Contact: Jennifer Clancy
    Phone: 00353860401375
    Email: coordinator@cdatf.ie

    Deliverign Naloxone training to people in active drug use and family members

    Dublin

    Activity: Brass Munkie Magazine: Naloxone Special
    Date: 26/08/2019
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: UISCE
    Contact: María Otero Vázquez
    Phone:
    Email: maria@myuisce.org

    UISCE is an advocacy service for People who use Drugs in Ireland. To commemorate IOAD 2019, UISCE will publish a special edition of the Brass Munkie magazine featuring on opioid overdose prevention and Naloxone administration information. This publication will be distributed to homeless and addiction services from the Dublin area with the aim of reaching as many PWUD as possible. UISCE hopes this magazine will open a conversation about Naloxone and its accessibility for the community of PWUD in Ireland.
    A pdf version of this publication will be available upon request.

    Dublin

    Activity: Peer Overdose Programme
    Date: 26/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Depaul Homeless Health Peer Advocate Group
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Depaul
    Contact: Jess Sears
    Phone:
    Email:

    Depaul’s Homeless Health Peer Advocacy Programme is a pilot programme aimed at targeting people experiencing homelessness to access health services. For IOAD, our group of 10 peers will complete CPR/AED Heartsaver training and overdose and awareness training to empower them in their roles as peers.
    We will also be hearing from other Peer programmes and PWUD for a Peer to Peer workshop on sharing information related to Drug overdose.

    Dublin

    Activity: Peer Overdose Programme
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Depaul
    Contact: Jess Sears
    Phone:
    Email:

    Depaul’s Homeless Health Peer Advocacy Programme is a pilot programme aimed at targeting people experiencing homelessness to access health services. For IOAD, our group of 10 peers will complete CPR/AED Heartsaver training and overdose and awareness training to empower them in their roles as peers.
    We will also be hearing from other Peer programmes and PWUD for a Peer to Peer workshop on sharing information related to Drug overdose.

    Dublin

    Activity: Overdose awareness week
    Date: 26/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Depaul Services
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Depaul
    Contact: Jess Sears
    Phone:
    Email:

    Depaul services will be hosting a week of events in response to International Overdose Awareness Day Aug 31st.
    These will include:
    – residents meetings with naloxone champions to highlight the importance of personal prescribing and offer training
    -booklet and talk for residents around managing their prescription medication
    -visit to the memorial tree on Sean Mc Dermott st to remembered those who have died due to drug use
    – attending the memorial service on Aug 31st on Killarney Street

    Dublin

    Activity: Naloxone Training & Overdose Awareness
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Riverbank Centre,
    13-14 Merchants Quay,
    Dublin 8,
    D08KT61
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Merchants Quay Ireland
    Contact: Laurence Moloney
    Phone:
    Email: Laurence.moloney@mqi.ie

    Merchants Quay Ireland (MQI) is a national voluntary organisation that helps people who are homeless and those caught in addiction.

    MQI will promote and provide all day (9am – 5pm) Naloxone training workshops with seamless naloxone prescribing and dispensing in its Open Access Service on Friday 30th August 2019, on a first come first serve basis. Prescribing and dispensing of the kits is currently only available to people at risk of overdose and not directly to family members, significant others etc. However, if a significant other accompanies the person at risk and is present for the training session, GMQ Medical GPs can at their discretion prescribe to more than one kit to the person at risk.

    This training and prescribing of the kit will be free of charge. MQI hopes to train, prescribe and dispense to as many people as possible on the day.

    Dublin

    Activity: Naloxone Training
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ballyfermot Chapelizod Partnership
    Contact: wayne martin
    Phone: 0877921515
    Email: wmartin@bcpartnership.ie

    Delivering training in how to administer Naloxone in the event overdose and how to identify signs and symptoms of overdose. Workshop on raising awareness of the harms associated with using prescribed/non prescribed medication.

    Dublin

    Activity: Time to remember, time to act. Every life is worth saving
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: Town Hall, Block 1, Miesian Plaza, Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Nicki Killeen
    Phone:
    Email: nicki.killeen@hse.ie

    The HSE, together with the Department of Health, will commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day 2019, with Catherine Byrne T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for Health Promotion and the National Drug Strategy.

    This year’s event will encompass the theme ‘Time to remember, time to act. Every life is worth saving’.

    Dublin

    Activity: Dublin Simon Overdose week
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Emergency accommodation services
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Dublin Simon Community
    Contact: Claire McSweeney
    Phone:
    Email: clairemcsweeney@dubsimon.ie

    A week of overdose awareness activities:
    Monday – decorating the service & visible information
    Tuesday – Creativity Day: making t shirts, ribbons etc.
    Wednesday – Overdose & Naloxone awareness session for clients in services
    Thursday – Garden activity & memorial
    Friday – Overdose & Naloxone awareness session for clients in service
    Saturday – Poster and tree making session with clients

    Dublin

    Activity: Peer Event
    Date: 27/08/2018
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Depaul
    Contact: jess sears
    Phone:
    Email:

    Peer to peer learning event including Peer overdose worker presentation from NOVAS TOPPLE programme , Uisce and Depaul Homeless Health Peer Advocate programme

    Dublin

    Dublin

    Activity: Street Outreach Overdose Prevention Interventions
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: North Inner City of Dublin
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ana Liffey Drug Project
    Contact: Lena Kattendick
    Phone: 01 8786899
    Email: lena.kattendick@aldp.ie

    Our outreach teams will be proactively reaching people in the drug taking hot spots of the North Inner City of Dublin, providing them with the following :
    Sterile drug injecting and smoking paraphernalia
    Overdose prevention advice
    Naloxone administration training
    Polydrug use interventions

    Dublin

    Dublin

    Activity: Street Outreach Overdose prevention
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: North Inner City Dublin
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Lena Kattendick
    Phone: 01 8786899
    Email: lena.kattendick@aldp.ie

    Our outreach teams will be proactively reaching people in the drug taking hot spots of the North Inner City of Dublin, providing them with the following :
    Sterile drug injecting and smoking paraphernalia
    Overdose prevention advice
    Naloxone administration training
    Polydrug use interventions

    Limerick

    Activity: Street Outreach Overdose prevention
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Limerick City
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ana Liffey Drug Project
    Contact: Aoife Marshall
    Phone: 01 8786899
    Email: aoife.marshall@aldp.ie

    Our outreach teams will be proactively reaching people in the drug taking hot spots of Limerick City, providing them with the following :
    Sterile drug injecting and smoking paraphernalia
    Overdose prevention advice
    Naloxone administration training
    Polydrug use interventions

    Stradbally

    Laois

    Activity: Welfare services at Electric Picnic festival
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Electric Picnic festival, Stradbally, Co.Laois
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ana Liffey Drug Project
    Contact: Dawn Russell
    Phone: 018786899
    Email: dawn.russell@aldp.ie

    Our team of festival welfare volunteers will provide overdose prevention interventions, harm reduction advice and signposting to support services to festival goers all weekend at Electric Picnic. This support will be available in the Welfare tent and on outreach across the festival site on a 24 hour basis.

    Waterford

    Activity: Overdose Awareness and promotion of naloxone training
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: John Roberts Square, Waterford, Ireland
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: South East Family Support Network
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Italy

    ALESSANDRIA

    ALESSANDRIA

    Activity: overd.art
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Via Santa Caterina 36 Alessandria
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drop In Alessandria
    Contact: marta sofia
    Phone: 3407585718
    Email:

    In the morning we’ll share our overdose’s experiences or drugs and substances abuse problems.
    In the afternoon, with a writer help, we’ll do a murales about overdose awerness on our service wall.
    users will be invited to make a brainstorming about the theme of the day and to paint all together.

    Firenze

    Firenze

    Activity: Outsiders
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Parco delle Cascine
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: C.A.T. social cooperative
    Contact: Valentina Menzella
    Phone: 0039 345 6257303
    Email: outsiders@coopcat.it

    Info/Help Point, harm reduction service, substances use management counselling, OD prevention and training, campaign to raise awareness on social networks

    MILANO

    MI

    Activity: Unità di Strada progetto Rogoredo
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Stazione FS Rogoredo
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ATS Città Metropolitana Milano, Croce Rossa Italiana, Cooperativa Lotta Contro L’emarginazione, Comunità Nuova,
    Contact: Cristiano Bregamo
    Phone:
    Email: cristiano.bregamo@cooplotta.org

    Punto di informazione sui rischi legati alle overdose, sensibilizzazione utilizzo naloxone, distribuzione naloxone, servizio di riduzione del danno.

    Reggio Emilia

    Italy

    Activity: Medico tossicologo
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Ambulatorio serDP padiglione Tanzi, via Amendola, 2 – Reggio Emilia.
    Ambulatorio SerDP a bassa soglia di accesso/drop-in (Servizio Educativo Intergato), via Bocconi 2/4 – Reggio Emilia
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ser.DP ausl di Reggio Emilia
    Contact: dr. ssa Luana Oddi
    Phone: + 39 0522335573
    Email: luana.oddi@ausl.re.it

    Stampa delle magliette che riportano lo slogan di quest’anno ( [ https://www.overdoseday.com/downloadable-resources/#tshirt | https://www.overdoseday.com/downloadable-resources/#tshirt ] ); le magliette saranno indossate nella giornata del 31 Agosto durante l’attività ambulatoriale;
    – esposizione e distribuzione di fiale di naloxone negli ambulatori dei servizi per le dipdenze patologiche
    – distribuzione volantini informativi sui rischi ed effetti delle sostazne e sull’overdose;
    – disponibilità di operatori sanitari (medico/a ed infermiera/e) a dare informazioni sulle manovre di primo soccorso, attivazione catena di sopravvivenza e somministrazione di naloxone;
    – pianteremo piante ed alberi sia nel cortile dell’ambulatorio a bassa soglia di accesso di via Bocconi; analoga iniziativa verrà svolta in parallelo in altri servizi dell’ausl di Reggio Emilia;
    – invio di un comunicato ai servizi territoriali di assistenza ed emergenza / urgenza (Croce Rossa e Croce Verde) operanti nella città a fine di aprire un confronto sul problema overdose (attività l’attività di prevenzione/informazione, soccorso con intervento di BLS ed impiego di naloxone);
    – pubblicazione di un comunicato stampa sulla giornata, sull’home page della ausl di Reggio Emilia

    Rome

    Activity: harm reduction
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:30 am
    Location: Tor Bella Monaca and Termini Station Rome
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Fondazione Villa Maraini ONLUS
    Contact: Giancarlo Rodoquino
    Phone:
    Email:

    Villa Maraini Foundation is the National Agency for Drug Addiction of the Italian Red Cross, founded by Massimo Barra in 1976, it consists of a set of services articulated on different threshold levels: low, medium and high, depending on the user’s motivation, for the treatment and rehabilitation of drug addiction, alcohol abuse and gambling. The Agency’s therapeutic strategy is to adapt therapy to the subject and not vice versa. In the last 20 years we saved from Overdose more than 2.500 people using Naloxone.
    In March 2018 we were invited by UNODC in Wien to present a publication on overdose interventions “Reducing Fatal Opioids Overdose” which include recommendations, the outcome of a research on overdose street intervention and underline the importance of overdose intervention made by non medical staff, written by the Red Cross Red Crescent Partnership on Substance Abuse: Villa Maraini, Italian Red Cross and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent.
    The publication has been completed by a video tutorial on life-saving intervention in case of overdose, created by us to encourage people and Red Cross, Red Crescent volunteers to make the differences in “saving life and changing minds”.
    You can see the publication here


    You can look at the video here https://youtu.be/5JBQho8nw1k
    If you need more information about us you can visit our website www.villamaraini.it , our facebook official page @fondazionevillamaraini and the account Twitter @VillaMaraini

    Turin

    Italy

    Activity: Overdose Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: Location CanGo: Mosca Bridge near Corso Giulio (Turin) 10152
    Location Drop In Center: Corso Svizzera 164 (Turin) 10149
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drop In Center and street unit CanGo
    Contact: Luigi Arcieri
    Phone: 0039 327 3385719
    Email: luigi.arcieri@aslcittaditorino.it

    A Drop In center in Turin together with the mobile unit CanGo will partecipate in the campaign for the world day awareness of overdoses. On the morning we will organize a video interview with users and operators on CanGo service near mosca bridge, the most popular open drug scene in Turin.
    On the afternoon, at the Drop In center we will do a training course where the operators show how to act during an overdose. We will also project a short film linked to heroin overdose and poly-drug overdoses. On the afternoon, at the Drop In center we will do video interviews with both operators and users. We will also organize an italian radio session on “Banda Larga Radio”, where we’ll speak about overdose related issues.
    We will share photos and videos on our facebook page (Drop In Torino)

    Venice

    Activity: International Overdose Day in Venice, ITALY
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 08:30 am
    Location: SER.D in Venice, 1463, Sestiere Dorsoduro Fondamenta Ognissanti – Venezia VE
    SER.D Mestre, Via Calabria, 13 – Mestre VE
    SER.D Mirano, Via Miranese, 7 – Mirano VE
    SER.D Dolo, Via Arino, 4 – Dolo VE
    DROP IN Centre, Via Giustizia, 21/b – Mestre VE
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Dipartimento Dipendenze ASL3 Serenissima
    Contact: Dott. Alessandro Pani
    Phone:
    Email:

    Info points will be provided in the public treatment services in Venice, Mestre, Dolo,Mirano with leaflets about OD prevention and Naloxone use; Naloxone will also be avaible.

    A training will be held in the Drop In center in Mestre.

    Kenya

    Nairobi

    Nairobi

    Activity: Sensitization on Overdose Prevention and Management Strategies
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:30 am
    Location: Jericho Seventh Day Adventist Church, along Shule Road in Nairobi, Kenya
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium
    Contact: Ayon
    Phone: +254782765613
    Email: sayon@kanco.org

    This will comprise 20 minutes presentation to the audience on how to mitigate risks for overdose, managing an overdose case and administering the antidote. The presentation will include a practical demonstration of the recovery position in case of an overdose case.

    Lebanon

    Beirut

    Beirut

    Activity: Overdose Day – Time to Act!
    Date: 31/03/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Sen el Fil – Youssef Karam Street – Daou Building – 1st Floor
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SIDC
    Contact: Nassam Dgheim
    Phone: +961 1 482 428
    Email: info@sidc-lebanon.org

    Public Awareness Event with youth about Drugs and harm reduction.

    Beirut

    Beirut

    Activity: Sharing Talk in an art space
    Date: 02/09/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Beirut – Mount Lebanon
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SIDC
    Contact: Nassam Dgheim
    Phone: +961 01 482 428
    Email: info@sidc-lebanon.org

    we will have a sharing talk in an art space targeting parents and young people, to talk more about drug addiction, harm reduction, overdose risks and mental health.

    Montenegro

    Podgorica

    Montenegro

    Activity: Documentary promotion
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: Online publishing and promoting documentary movie regarding overdose situation in Montenegro
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ngo Juventas
    Contact: Marija Mijović
    Phone: +38269160093
    Email: marija.mijovic.89@gmail.com

    Promoting and raising awareness regarding overdose situation in Montenegro, trough documentary movie , hopefully will help drawing attention to this serious issue more, since Montenegro is a country that does not have estimated number of overdose deaths, nor antidotes available outside public hospitals and ER, in order to save lives of people in risk of an overdose.

    Myanmar

    Homalin

    Sagaing

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day 2019
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Naung Po Aung DIC
    Pauk Pin Village, Naung Po Aung Track.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Asian Harm Reduction Network
    Contact: Dr. Zaw Zaw Oo
    Phone: 0943015103
    Email: ahrn.npa.pm@gmail.com

    1. Overdose Awareness for People who use Drugs, Harm reduction service Providers, and community members.
    2. Role Play about Overdose and how to prevent Overdose death.
    3. Memorial of People who last their life to Overdose (Candle Light)
    4. Distribution of Overdose Awareness leaflets to Drug users and Community members

    Hpakant,Lonekhin

    Kachin

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Hight School of Lonekhin, Hpakant ,Kachin
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Asian Harm Reduction Network
    Contact: Dr.Yan Naing Win
    Phone: 09767611003
    Email:

    International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on 31 August each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

    Myitkyin, Mogaung, Hopin

    Kachin

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day- 2019
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: We will do 3 events in our three project sites.
    1) Myitkyina township => Key Population service center of MdM – F
    2) Moguang township => Key Population service center of MdM-F
    3) Hopin township => Key population service center of MdM-F and outreach sites
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Medecins du Monde-France (MdM-F)
    Contact: NU NU LWIN
    Phone:
    Email: advocacy.myanmar@medecinsdumonde.net

    the brief activities are as the following:
    1) Awareness sessions related with community based overdose prevention and management to drug user community
    2) Remember and Pray for the persons who died from overdose
    3) Raising the difficulties and challenges related with current Overdose response system to the local stakeholders to promote enabling environment.

    Nigeria

    Owerri

    Imo

    Activity: Community orientation
    Date: 25/08/2019
    Time: 09:30 am
    Location: Imo auditorum and event centre
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Charles Nwaorgu
    Phone: 0426157124
    Email: onyedikachimoma@gmail.com

    Open introduction
    Presentation of papers
    Group activity
    Visitation of mental homes

    Norway

    Alesund

    Activity: Verdens Overdosedag
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Terminalen Byscene, Keiser Wilhelmsgate 6, 6003 Ålesund, Norway
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ålesund Kommune
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    ÅLESUND marks the world’s overdose day on 31 August.

    Venue: Byscene Terminal, Emperor Wilhelmsgate 6 
    Time: 2 p.m. 17 – 19

    Program: 
    Introduction by Ålesund municipality: 
    Experience consultant Kai Sivertsen

    Musical feature: 
    Asgeir & Inger Lise

    The theater performance: “Four funerals and a wedding.” 
    A monologue about the people Morten lost in his drunkenness – about the man he himself became – and about the insight and hope he found along the way. 
    By: Morten Joachim.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/199408534292623/?active_tab=about

    +47 70 16 20 00
    www.alesund.kommune.no

    Asker

    Activity: Verdens Overdosedag
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Kulturhuset, Asker, Norway
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Asker Kommune
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    ASKER marks World Overdose Day, August 31st.

    Time: Friday, August 30, 2019 at 12-14pm

    Location: Scene outside Kulturhuset

    Program:
    KL 12: Stop with Asker municipality; Mental health and rest services, Ambulance Service, Fire Brigade at Safe Home, LPP, Church Fieldwork and A-alarm / Grindestua – user controlled drug-free meeting place.

    Scene at 12pm:
    Appeals
    Poems and music

    The event at Kulturhuset ends at 1400.

    www.asker.kommune.no

    https://www.facebook.com/overdosedag/

    Bergen

    Activity: Verdens overdosedag, Bergen 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Torgalmenningen
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Bergen kommune
    Contact: Susanne Trønnes
    Phone: +4740804683
    Email: susanne.tronnes@bergen.kommune.no

    Consert and appelle will start at 13 to 15.

    Bergen

    Activity: Verdens Overdosedag
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Torgallmenningen, Bergen, Norway
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Bergen Kommune
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    BERGEN marks World overdose day, August 31st.

    Place and time: Torgallmenningen at 13.00.

    Music by: 
    Vintage Pilots, Ian Gundersen and Frode Bodin

    Appeals from:
    Mayor Marte Mjøs, Bergen Municipality
    Socionom and sociologist Aina Løberg, HVL
    Roar Doksæter, Blue Cross, Step by Step
    Trygve Sæthre Stabrun, Church City Mission

    Conferences: Thomas Anthun Nilsen

    www.bergen.kommune.no

    https://www.facebook.com/overdosedag/

    Fredrikstad

    Activity: Verdens Overdosedag
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Stortorvet, Fredrikstad, Norway
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Fredrikstad Kommune
    Contact: Phone:
    Email:

    www.fredrikstad.kommune.no

    Verdens overdosedag

    Onsdag 31. august er Verdens overdosedag. Hvert år dør om lag 260 mennesker av overdose i Norge. Velkommen til åpent arrangement på Stortorvet fra kl. 15.00.

    Posted by Fredrikstad kommune on Tuesday, 30 August 2016

    Haugesund

    Activity: Verdens Overdosedag
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:30 pm
    Location: Stand v / Fiskerne in Haraldsgata
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Haugesund Kommune
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    HAUGESUND marks World overdose day, Saturday 31st August

    Stand v / Fiskerne in Haraldsgata 12.00-14.00

    Marking of overdose deaths, stand with representatives from the field and user organizations, demonstration of first aid, music v / A-men and appeal from Bent Høie, as well as appeal from a user perspective. Serving of waffles.

    Worship with candle light in Our Savior’s Church at 3 pm – 4 pm

    Church Coffee from 1.30 – 15.00

    Marking of overdose deaths, lightning, A-men’s music and appeal.

    https://www.facebook.com/overdosedag/

    Hokksund

    Activity: Verdens Overdosedag
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:30 am
    Location: Rådhustrappa, Hokksund, Norway
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hokksund Kommune
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    HOKKSUND marks World overdose day, August 31st.

    Time: Saturday, August 31 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

    Location: Town Hall stairs

    Program: 
    Starts with coffee slab’s 
    official opening at 12 pm 
    More posts from people with experiences, poems, songs, first aid stand, information about overdose measures and the opportunity to light candles for those we miss

    www.hokksund.kommune.no

    Jessheim

    Activity: Verdens Overdosedag
    Date: 24/08/19 – 31/08/19
    Time: check activity
    Location: Jessheim, Norway
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ullensaker Kommune
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    ULLENSAKER municipality marks World Overdose Day, August 31st.

    Place: Jessheim
    Time: week 35

    Various activities throughout the week, focusing on overdose prevention.
    • Exhibition of pictures made by a painting group at the municipality’s low-threshold events
    • Distribution and training of Naloxone
    • Laying out symbolic objects as empty chair in the cityscape

    • On 29/8 at 19-21 Collection of all teams, associations and specialist health services and the municipality’s offer to drug addicts. Theme for discussion and for information on various offers to the user group

    • 31/8 at. 16.00 The celebration of the world day with a memorial concert at Jessheim church under the auspices of the intoxicants and church, music and lighting. Open to anyone who wants.

    www.ullensaker.kommune.no

    https://www.facebook.com/overdosedag/

    Lorenskog

    Activity: Verdens Overdosedag
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Party Square at Lorenskog house
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Lorenskog kommune
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    The municipality of LØRENSKOG marks the day of the world’s overdose

    The day is marked on Friday 30.08. between 11 and 13 at the party square at Lørenskog house.

    We remember those who died in overdose, training in cardiac lung rescue and information on overdose prevention.

    We take the time to talk together.

    https://www.facebook.com/overdosedag/

    Norway

    Activity: Verdens Overdosedag
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Stromso Bykirke
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drammen Kommune
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    THE DREAM marks the world’s overdose day, August 31st.

    Time: 14-16

    Location: Strømsø town church

    Program: Music features, apples and easy catering

    https://www.facebook.com/overdosedag/

    Oslo

    Activity: Overdosemarkering
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:14 pm
    Location: Kulturhuset
    Youngs gate 6,
    0181 Oslo,
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Forbundet Mot Rusgift
    Contact: Knut T. Reinås
    Phone: 0047 97595548
    Email: post@fmr.no

    Thomas Clausen, SERAF: Overdose situation and development in Norway and elsewhere
    Kristin Solli, Akerhshus University Hospital: How can longtiime working naltrexon prevent overdoses
    Espen Freng, National Health Directorate: The new overdose strategy – what and why

    Oslo

    Activity: Verdens Overdosedag
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Eidvolls plass, Oslo, Norway
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Velferdsetaten I Oslo Kommune
    Contact: 
    Phone: +47 21 80 21 80
    Email:

    Se for deg to fullstappede leddbusser. Det tilsvarer antallet mennesker som dør av narkotikaoverdoser hvert år i Norge. Det utgjør i snitt fem mennesker hver uke.

    31 august er den internasjonale overdosedagen. Dette er en dag vi skal bruke til å minnes de vi har mistet i overdose, men dagen er også en dag hvor vi skal bevisstgjøre om at overdoser kan forebygges! Ikke minst bør dagen anspore til videre innsats, for hver overdose som fører til at noen dør, er én for mye.

    Overdoser rammer i alle samfunnslag. Det angår oss alle, som offer, som pårørende, som hjelpeapparat eller som medmennesker som potensielt kan redde liv. #detangåralle

    Velferdsetaten samarbeider med Oslo universitetssykehus, Foreningen for human narkotikapolitikk, Foreningen tryggere rusbruk, RIO, Frelsesarmeen og Pro-LAR om markeringen, som finner sted foran Stortinget.

    Dere som kommer på markeringen får høre appeller fra pårørende, fagfolk og fra brukerorganisasjoner.

    Konferansier er vår egen direktør Guri Bergo.

    Det blir musikk fra TOVE BØYGARD, The Fruits og Sveinman.

    Appellanter:
    – Tone Tellevik Dahl, byråd for eldre, helse og arbeid.
    – James Stove Lorentzen, leder for helse og sosialkomitéen
    – Linn Gjersing, Folkehelseinstituttet
    – Siv Løvland, Pro-LAR
    – Arild Knutsen, Foreningen human narkotikapolitikk
    – Ina Roll Spinnangr, Foreningen tryggere rusbruk
    – Steinar Johansen, Velferdsetaten, Oslo kommune
    – Michelle Muren, pårørende
    – Lars Sandås, kunstner og forfatter av boken Narkoatlas – Oslo

    www.oslo.kommune.no

    Oslo

    Oslo

    Activity: Overdose awareness day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Eidsvollsplass
    Oslo
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Association for Safer Drug Policies
    Contact: Silje Finstad
    Phone: 004746832508
    Email:

    Many organisations in Norway is behind this event at Eidsvolls place in Oslo August 31st from 2:00pm to 4:00pm

    Sandnes

    Activity: Verdens Overdosedag
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Sandnes, Norway
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Sandnes Kommune
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    SANDNES marks World overdose day, August 31st.

    Place and time:

    The route in Sandnes at. 12.00 – 13.00

    This year, there will be a simple marking on the Route with Stands from user and next-of-kin associations and the aid system.

    Then there will be a joint event in the park at Breiavannet, Stavanger from 14.00.

    Arrays: FunkisHuset, City priests, Veiledningssenteret, ProLar, LMS, and Sandnes municipality

    www.sandnes.kommune.no

    https://www.facebook.com/overdosedag/

    Sandvika

    Activity: Verdens Overdosedag
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Sandvika, Norway
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Bærum Kommune
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    BÆRUM municipality celebrates World overdose day, 31 August.

    Location: Sandvika, outside the train station by old Otto Sverdrupsplass
    Time: Saturday 31 August at. 11 – 13

    Program:
    CPR, distribution of Naloxone, marking with flowers and shoes, waffles and coffee, etc.

    www.baerum.kommune.no

    https://www.facebook.com/overdosedag/

    Sarpsborg

    Activity: Verdens Overdosedag
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Kirkeparken (nedenfor Sarpsborg Kirke), Sarpsborg, Norway
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Sarpsborg Kommune
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    SARPSBORG marks World overdose day, August 31st.

    Place and time:
    – Kirkeparken (below Sarpsborg Church), at 13.00:

    Program:
    o Memorial marking (Church City Mission)
    o Information about preventive work, health manager Øivind Werner
    o Music feature
    o Free barbecue food and social gathering

    Organizer: Sarpsborg Municipality and Church City Mission

    www.sarpsborg.kommune.no

    https://www.facebook.com/overdosedag/

    Skien

    Activity: Verdens Overdosedag
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Kverndalen v / LAR distribution
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Skien Kommune
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    SKIEN marks World overdose day.

    Time: Friday, August 30 at 1 p.m. 9 – 14
    Place: Kverndalen v / LAR distribution

    ProLAR comes with a “Hepatitis C” bus, there will be social gatherings, goodie bags and gift card withdrawals.
    Professionals, volunteers and users will be present all day for info and conversations.

    Straume

    Activity: Markering
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:30 am
    Location: Mo-senter Fjell
    Straumsfjellsvegen 1
    5353 Straume
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: MO-senter Fjell kommune
    Contact: Kjetil Lohne
    Phone: 90101857
    Email: kjetilo.lohne@fjell.kommune.no

    Kort foredrag innlegg om dagens situasjon og tiltak som er i gamgsatt
    Mulighet til å minnes de vi har mistet-lystenning
    Utdeling Nalokson

    Tromso

    Activity: Verdens Overdosedag
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Kirkens Bymisjon, Parkgaten, Tromsø, Norway
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Tromsø Kommune
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    TROMSØ organizes World Overdose Day 2019.
    Time: Thursday 29th August at. 4 pm
    Place: Church City Mission, Parkgaten 22 (2nd floor)

    Program:
    Apples, musical touches, dinner and cake

    www.tromso.kommune.no

    https://www.facebook.com/overdosedag/

    Trondheim

    Activity: Verdens Overdosedag bike ride
    Date: 29/08/19
    Time:
    Location: From Trondheim to Lillehammer
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Lillehammer Kommune
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    LILLEHAMMER marks World overdose day, August 31st.

    Collaboration between Jobben Lillehammer (Salvation Army) and the Rust Service Lillehammer municipality.

    Time: Bike ride from Trondheim to Lillehammer from 29.08 to 31.08. Arrival Lillehammer 31.08 approx. kl. 12:00.

    Location: Start Trondheim, arrival Lillehammer 31.08 approx. 12:00.

    Program:
    • Bike tour starting Trondheim 29.08, arrival Lillehammer 31.08 at. 12:00. Everyone is welcome to participate and can hang out, either on the entire trip or shorter distances as far as 1 km. A person from the rust service bikes along with those who want shorter distances. The initiator is Svein Olav Sålås. He is formerly addicted and has managed to get out of his intoxication by cycling. He wants to give something back as a thank you. Together with Henrik Stjer from Jobben Lillehammer he cycles the distance. Business and individuals are invited to a sponsoring day to raise money for activity

    • 31.08: The Rustham Service Lillehammer Municipality contributes sausages, coffee and juices in the target area and provides information on the prevention of overdoses and provides information on Naloxone nasal spray.
    • An appeal must be kept in the target area.
    • Music from the wind orchestra.

    Goal of the trip: Communicate the message of the overdose day. Creating awareness of the importance of good activities and social community as an alternative to intoxication. Raise money for leisure activities under the auspices of the Salvation Army.

    It is desirable that as many people as possible participate, and the dream is to recreate the scene from the movie Forrest Gump where an ever increasing tail of people he follows in his life course.

    www.lillehammer.kommune.no

    https://www.facebook.com/overdosedag/

    Pakistan

    Islamabad

    Activity: Save Tomorrow 4 – Time to Remember Time to Act
    Date: 21/09/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Jinnah Stadium, Sports Complex (Pakistan Sports Board),
    Near Aabpara, Islamabad – Pakistan
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Karim Khan Afridi Welfare Foundation (KKAWF)
    Contact: Faisal Latif
    Phone: +923005230801
    Email: faisal@kkawf.org

    SAVE TOMORROW 4 – Time to Remember Time to Act

    This year, for the fourth time, KKAWF is commemorating International Overdose Awareness Day.

    In collaboration with the Pakistan Football Federation, we will organize a men football match and a women football match of national teams of Pakistan.

    The winning team received trophy, while all the participating players will receive gold and silver medals

    Collaborations & Sponsors:

    The event will be organized in collaboration with UNODC Pakistan, Islamabad Serena Hotel, United States Educational Foundation Pakistan (USEFP) and Pakistan Sports Board (PSB).

    Portugal

    Barcelos

    Activity: Quizz Overdose
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Médicos do Mundo
    Contact: Rute Mendes
    Phone: +351934784654
    Email: saudeemequipaderua@gmail.com

    The activity consisted in a quizz with a series of questions related to drug overdose. The quizz was applied to everyone who came to our mobile unit. Higiene products were distributed to all participants.

    Puerto Rico

    Arecibo

    PR

    Activity: Commemoration of the International Overdose Awareness Week
    Date: 26/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: University Library and Lobby
    653 Street, Km. 0.8, Las Dunas, Arecibo, P.R.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: University of Puerto Rico – Arecibo Campus
    Contact: ELBA J GUZMAN
    Phone: 7878150000 x.3653
    Email: elba.guzman1@upr.edu

    Workshops, Conferences, Videos and Documentaries, Dress Up Violet, Information Table with Prevention Material, Outreach.

    From August 26 to 30, 2019. Visit our page for updated information about the day and time of each of our activities

    San Juan

    Puerto Rico

    Activity: Call to Action: Reaching out
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Proyecto Opiaceos, Departamento de Salud
    Contact: Idania Rodriguez
    Phone: 7873540757
    Email: idania.rodriguez@salud.pr.gov

    Visit a public health center in the municipality of San Juan to share information of opioid overdose prevention. Also share educational information to public officials of the Department of Health.

    Russia

    Moscow

    Other (Non U.S.)

    Activity: Photostories of overdose survivors
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: Moscow
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Armen
    Phone: @arkmanic
    Email:

    Photographer Arden Arkman will be making a series of portraits of people who survived an overdose, as well as first-person stories. The goal is to reduce stigma, to raise awareness, to debunk myths about people with whom this can happen. The desired effect is to cause not so much emotions in the reader as an understanding of the importance of the problem and emphasise the fact that the law prohibits the dissemination of the necessary information on harm reduction, due to the lack of which people are at risk. This will all be in the text of the stories.

    The visual part is shooting in a location that pretends to be the place where the overdose occurred. The bottom line is that this can happen to anyone, anywhere, and no one is safe. Variant of shooting – through a prism.

    Slovenia

    Ljubljana

    Activity: Workshop about O.D.
    Date: 01/09/2019
    Time: 02:00 am
    Location: ŠENT- Dnevni Center za zmanjševanje škode zaradi drog Ljubljana, Metelkova 11, 1000 Ljubljana
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: društvo AREAL
    Contact: Janko Belin
    Phone: +38670133804
    Email: areal@email.com

    Workshop about O.D.

    South Africa

    Polokwane

    Limpopo

    Activity: Overdose
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Physical address: 33 Church Street Polokwane
    Postal Address: P O Box 1147
    Polokwane
    0700
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SANCA Limpopo Alcohol and Drug Centre
    Contact: Hezekiel Boloka
    Phone: 0152953700
    Email: hezekiel@sancalimpopo.co.za

    The centre is planning to host a community awareness event at an area called Mankweng. Will be doing exhibition to give out information about overdose prevention and most importantly involving the community to take part in this initiative because thery’re the one who have got direct/ indirect contact with overdose.

    Spain

    Barcelona

    Activity: No Mes` Morts Per Sobredosi – Overdose Awareness Day Barcelona’19
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: El Raval de Barcelona
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: CATNPUD
    Contact: Event Organiser
    Phone:
    Email:

    #NoMesMortsPerSobredosi | 31 08 2019

    El proper 31 d’agost de 2019 s’organitzará a Barcelona el dia mundial de record i sensibilització vers la sobredosi.
    El proximo 31 de agosto se organizará en Barcelona el día mundial de recuerdo y sensibilisación hacia la sobredosis.
    Next 31st of August will be organized in Barcelona the international awareness and memorial day on overdose.
    Le prochain 31 août sera organisé à Barcelona le mémorial international et journée de sensibilisation à l’overdose.

    #NOMESMORTSPERSOBREDOSI #OVERDOSEAWARE #OVERDOSEAWARENESSDAY2019

    https://www.facebook.com/events/741375849628679/

    BARCELONA

    CATALUNYA

    Activity: STOP MORTS PER SOBREDOSI
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 11.00 – 2pm
    Casa de la Soli
    Calle Vista, 152.30pm – 8 pm
    Ágora Juan Andrez
    Calle Aurora 3

    Raval, Barcelona
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Aura Roig
    Phone:
    Email: info@catnpud.org

    For the first time, in Catolonia, an intergeracional day will highlight voices of people who use drugs, activists, academics, editors. All together, bridging different knowledges, asthectics and trajectories, different activities will be held in a friendly and warm environment in the memory of the beloved ones we lost through all these years, standing once again against prohibition. As for starting, an exihibition will be held with posters, books, tshirts, from the 60s untill nowadays collect within the community, followed by a presentation of a hystorical analisys through the media, on how overdose had been approached since the arrival of the heroin in Spain. “Speaking in foil” will be a multidisciplinar conversatory bringing history, science, experiences and debate. In the afternoon, a Rememberance March will rout the participants to our memorial plaque settled for the victims of the war on drugs. There, a second round of testemonies will have place under the name “Injection of Reality”. Music, poetry and art will start around 6pm. Radio RAVALTEP will run all day long with the participation of the community of people who use drugs of Catalonia and other collectives.

    *a supervised space for consumption will be provided as well as distribution of Naloxone among peers.

    Sweden

    Orebro

    Activity: IOAD Sverige
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Stadsparken, Örebro, Sweden
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Brukarföreningen Stockholm, and I Björns minne (In memory of Björn)
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Årets IOAD hålls and Örebro tillsammans med Tina Eklund och I Björns minne; # räddanästa som anordnar en Manifestation mot Sveriges narkotikapolitik och beroendevård .

    Det kommer att hållas tal från båda anhöriga och politiker och det kommer samtidigt att finnas information på plats om hur
    man kan förebygga och förhindra överdoser.

    Medverkar gör även Martin Boo Vemodets Trubadur .

    www.brukarforeningarna.se/stockholm

    https://pl-pl.facebook.com/events/903738353323635/

    Örebro

    Örebro Län

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Sverige
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: The City Park in Örebro
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Brukarföreningen Stockholm
    Contact: Magnus Brahn
    Phone: +46763464520
    Email: stockholm@brukarforeningarna.se

    This years IOAD in Sweden will be held in Örebro, instead of Stockholm, together with relatives of people who have died in overdoses. The event is a co-event with ‘I Björns Minne’ which is a manifestation against swedish drug policy and bad addiction care.

    There will be speeches by local politicians as well as family members and onsite information about how to prevent, discover and save someone from a overdose.

    Switzerland

    Bern

    Bern

    Activity: Overdose Response Training
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:30 pm
    Location: Hodlerstrasse 22
    3011 Bern
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: CONTACT Anlaufstelle Bern
    Contact: Sabrina Dürrmüller / Heidi Chalupny
    Phone:
    Email: heidi.chalupny@contactmail.ch

    Um Folgeschäden von Überdosierungen weiter minimieren zu können, bietet CONTACT Anlaufstelle Bern für ihre Benutzer_innen am International Overdose Awareness Day Folgendes an:

    – Erste Hilfe-Kurs bei Überdosierungen (in Zusammenarbeit mit der Sanitätspolizei Langnau)
    – Informationen zu Überdosierungen, Erste Hilfe, Wirkung von Substanzen und Substanztrends
    – Getränke und Snacks
    _________

    On International Overdose Awareness Day, CONTACT Anlaufstelle Bern will offer the following for its participants in order to further minimize consequential damages of overdoses:

    – overdose response training (in collaboration with the Langnau Emergency Medical Services)
    – information about overdose prevention, first aid, effects of substances and substance trends
    – beverages and snacks

    Thailand

    Chiang Mai

    Chiang Mai

    Activity: Lanna Rehab – Lunch event
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:12 am
    Location: 313 Moo 2, Sanphakwan, Hang Dong, Chiang Mai 50230
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Lanna Rehab
    Contact: Anne
    Phone:
    Email:

    Our clients are here for addiction rehab. Some of them have overdosed, and experienced the close call first hand. Others have lost loved ones to drug overdoses. In some cases, this is the catalyst for their recovery.
    Today’s activities include sharing stories and meals, with a meaningful focus on recovery.

    Ukraine

    Odessa

    Odessa Oblast

    Activity: PWID community leader
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: Akademika Filatova 31\65, Ukrain
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ENPUD / UkrPUD
    Contact: Юлия Александровна Коган
    Phone: 957978707
    Email: jukkakogan65@gmail.com

    I am the leader of the PUD community.
    In 2017, I organized and assembled a community.
    Now every Friday I hold meetings of the PUD initiative group. I teach children to fight for their rights and give them all the most important information about safe drug use.
    We participate in all international promotions and flash mobs along with the entire PUD world community.

    United Kingdom

    England

    Brighton

    EAST SUSSEX

    Activity: Pop Up Performances
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:13 pm
    Location: Outside Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton. BN1 1UF
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cascade Creative Recovery
    Contact: Kate McCoy
    Phone: 07786068462
    Email: projects@smallperformanceadventures.com

    Simultaneous pop up performances in Brighton and Bristol will be delivered by Brighton-based organisations, Cascade Creative Recovery and small performance adventures, in partnership with Bristol Drugs Project to mark International Overdose Awareness Day, Saturday 31 August.

    Watch out for something happening:

    Time: Brighton Bristol
    12.12 pm Pavilion Gardens Castle Park
    13.13 pm New Road – Unitarian Church Broadmead (pedestrian area near Marks and Spencer)

    Bristol

    — Select —

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Pop-Up Performance
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:13 pm
    Location: Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3DX, UK
    (outside M&S pedestrian entrance)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Bristol Drugs Project
    Contact: Jack or Sophie
    Phone: 0117 987 6000
    Email: info@bdp.org.uk

    To highlight this year’s International Overdose Awareness Day, BDP’s Creative Community groups are taking to the streets of Bristol City Centre and showcasing a public pop-up performance.

    Featuring members from BDP’s drama group, orchestra and choir, the performance is being held in partnership with Brighton-based Cascade Creative Recovery and Small Performance Adventures, who are simultaneously hosting their own performances in Brighton.

    “Our performances are a wayof us remembering the people we know whose lives have been lost to drugs or alcohol. They also help raise communities’ awareness that most drug related deaths are accidental. In the first half of this year alone, BDP has supplied the life-saving drug Naloxone on 548 occasions, including replacing 70 supplies reported to have been used to save someone’s life.” – Maggie Telfer, BDP CEO

    For more details visit: https://www.bdp.org.uk/Event/overdoseawareness

     

     

    Chatham

    Activity: Walk in overdose trainining sessions
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Chatham-Kent Drug Awareness Council
    Contact: Chatham-Kent Drug Awareness Council
    Phone:
    Email:

    Walk in overdose trainining sessions in light of International Overdose Awareness Day

    Lichfield

    Activity: Overdose awareness day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: HMP Swinfen Hall
    Contact: Laura Mayle
    Phone:
    Email:

    Awareness and training for the prisoners

    London

    Activity: Overdose prevention and harm reduction advice/equipment
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Hackney Recovery Services
    110 Mare Street
    Hackney
    E8 3SG
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: WDP
    Contact: Carla Estella
    Phone: 0300 303 2611
    Email: hackney@wdp.org.uk

    Hackney Recovery Service provides free needle exchange services and harm reduction equipment.
    Our practitioners will give comprehensive harm reduction advice, overdose identification training and provide Naloxone and Naloxone training.

    Scunthorpe

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Addaction
    Contact: Helen Kirk
    Phone: 01724 857633
    Email:

    189 High street
    Scunthorpe

    Stoke on Trent / County

    Staffordshire

    Activity: Life Beyond Addiction
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Address and times to follow
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Stuart Fisher
    Phone: 07864691532
    Email: stuart.fisher@combined.nhs.uk

    Education on the effects of substances, overdose awareness and pathways to seek support on a range of needs

    Weymouth

    dorset

    Activity: overdose awareness event
    Date: 21/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: weymouth town center
    junction of St Thomas St, and New Bond St, Weymouth DT4 8LY
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: reach drug & alcohol services
    Contact: David Newman
    Phone: 07703568455
    Email: davidnewman@reach-dorset.org

    we will be offering expert advice and information on overdose prevention and the use of naloxone.
    we will also offer interactive basic first aid training , leaflets, wristbands and badges.
    we will be present from 11am – 2pm

    Scotland

    Aberdeen

    Activity: Substance Bereavement Support/Alcohol Drug Action.
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:30 pm
    Location: Carmelite Hotel
    Stirling Street
    Aberdeen
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Alcohol Drug Action.
    Contact: Caroline Butler
    Phone: 07709797884
    Email: carolinebtlr@gmail.com

    Starting at planter with a service for those lost to addiction, we have made windmills to plant with the names of our loved ones on them.
    We then proceed to hotel for networking and Naloxone Training.

    Aberdeen

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Timmermarket Clinic
    1 East North Street
    Aberdeen
    AB24 5HT
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: NHS Grampian
    Contact: Timmermarket Staff
    Phone: 01224 651130
    Email: nhsg.timmermarket@nhs.net

    Information for patients and relatives about substance misuse service and information on how people can be referred into the service
    Opportunity for patients and relatives to receive Naloxone training and a Naloxone supply
    Opportunity for patients to give feedback about their experience in the service and if they have any suggestions about how we can improve
    Opportunity for people to discuss any experience of overdose and any loss they have experienced through overdose
    Activities for patients and relatives to engage in
    A chance to meet the team at the Timmermarket

    Aberdeen

    Activity: Bereavement
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:30 pm
    Location: Carmelite planter Stirling Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Caroline Butler
    Phone: 07709797884
    Email: carolinebtlr@gmail.com

    Meeting at planter to remember those lost to addiction.

    Dundee

    Activity: Candlelight Service
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Steeple Church
    Nethergate
    Dundee
    DD1 4DG
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Addaction
    Contact: Bobbie Lawson
    Phone: 01382 206888
    Email: bobbie.lawson@addaction.org.uk

    We are hosting a Candlelight Service with the minister at the Steeple Church on Friday 30th August at 6.30pm. There will be a piper to walk us around the Church and after the service we will go inside for tea/coffee and cakes.

    Dundee

    Activity: Overdose Awareness and Naloxone Training
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: HMP Castle Huntly
    Longforgan
    Nr Dundee
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: NHS Tayside
    Contact: Louise Murray
    Phone:
    Email:

    We will be providing overdose awareness and Naloxone training throughout the day to service users and staff within our establishment.

    Glasgow

    Activity: Drug Death Gathering
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Gary Armstrong
    Phone:
    Email:

    Drug Death Gathering for International overdose Awareness Day

    Wales

    Carmarthen

    Dyfed

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Demonstration
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Town Centre Carmarthen
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Local organisers linked to Anyone’s Childm
    Contact: Pat Hudson
    Phone: 07989960844
    Email: Hudsonp@cf.ac.uk

    Distribution of leaflets and publicity material. Discussion with public and shoppers. Involvement of drug-bereaved parents and families.

    United States of America

    Alabama

    Alabaster

    Alabama

    Activity: Facebook Live
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Facebook Live hosted by Alabaster For Tomorrow (www.facebook.com/alabasterfortomorrow) on Saturday, August 31st at 2:00 pm. The City of Alabaster has issued a proclamation for the day. Alabaster For Tomorrow and city partners will be raising awareness and providing education through social media during the week of August 26th.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Alabaster For Tomorrow
    Contact: Carol Williams
    Phone:
    Email: alabasterfortomorrow@gmail.com

    Facebook Live: Chief Tim Love, Alabaster Fire Department, will discuss the impact of overdoses on the City of Alabaster. Prevention tips will be shared for parents and other adults as well as information on what to do in the event of an overdose.

    Baltimore

    Alabama

    Activity: Exploring the Grief of Addiction and Overdose Webinar
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Online Event
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: What’s Your Grief
    Contact: Litsa Williams
    Phone:
    Email: whatsyourgrief@gmail.com

    Description
    This session will address the unique aspects of grief while experiencing addiction within the family as well as after a substance-related death. We’ll describe the unique aspects of the disenfranchised grief experience of family members and friends who have lost a loved one to addiction and address ambiguous grief as a result of addiction and substance use death.

    Location: Online Webinar

    [Accessing the webinar is simple. Instructions will be sent out via a reminder email the day before the event.]

    What if I can’t make it live?

    Registration includes an invitation to participate in the live webinar as well as access to a recording and notes page that can be viewed whenever and as often as you like. Details on how to access the recording page will be sent out on the Monday following the event.

    Decatur

    Alabama

    Activity: Breaking the Stigma with Celebrate Recovery
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Chick-fil-a
    1809 Beltline Rd SW
    Decatur, AL 35601
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Celebrate Recovery at Decatur Baptist
    Contact: Mikki McMillan
    Phone: 256-345-5139
    Email: Mikkimcmillan@gmail.com

    Setting up an awareness booth and displaying a memory banner, giving out recovery literature

    Dothan

    Alabama

    Activity: OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: TO BE ANNOUNCED
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SPECTRACARE
    Contact: MARLENE LASSITER
    Phone: 8009514357 EXT.3003
    Email: MARLENEL@SPECTRACARE.ORG

    CANDLELIGHT VIGIL AND BALLOON RELEASE

    Dothan

    Alabama

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil. Time to Remember. Time to Act.
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Poplar Head Park
    271 E Main St
    Dothan AL 36301
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SpectraCare Health Systems
    Contact: Marlene
    Phone: 8009514357 x3003
    Email: MARLENEL@SPECTRACARE.ORG

    Candlelight Vigil honoring those that lost the battle to drug overdose. A night of hope, strength, and communities uniting to end overdose ,

    Florida

    Alabama

    Activity: sharonmom
    Date: 17/05/2019
    Time: 02:06 am
    Location: no 23 1st street MM/FL
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: 9766483344
    Phone: 4532567890
    Email: healthmedlab@gmail.com

    about illness that took my mother away from us

    Gettysburg

    Alabama

    Activity: Adams County IOAD proclamation
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Adams County Courthouse
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Overdose Awareness Task Force
    Contact: Michelle
    Phone:
    Email: coalition@cfygettysburg.com

    Adams County proclamation of International Overdose Awareness Day

    Greensburg

    Alabama

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Rally
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Patrick Varine
    Phone:
    Email:

    International Overdose Awareness Day Rally

    Lenoir City

    Alabama

    Activity: Balloon Release
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Municipal Building in Lenoir City
    530 Hwy 321N
    Lenoir City, TN 37771
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Prevention Alliance of Loudon County
    Contact: Vicki Cowell
    Phone: 8658168445
    Email: Tpaloudonco@gmail.com

    Our mayors will be attending to release 5 purple balloons to represent the number of lives lost on a daily basis to overdose in TN. We will pass out more balloons to attendees to take home to fly in support of raising awareness to this growing epidemic.

    Linthicum Heights

    Alabama

    Activity: Maryland House Detox Remembers: An Evening of Hope ( private event)
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Maryland House Detox
    817 S. Camp Meade Road
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Delphi Behavioral Health Group
    Contact: Carol Boyer, National Director -Community/Government Partnerships – Delphi Behavioral Health Group
    Phone: 443-355-6062
    Email: cboyer@delphihealthgroup.com

    Maryland House Detox, the first and only freestanding, inpatient detox for Maryland invite all Delphi Behavioral Health Group alumni to join the clients staff members for a ceremony remembering those we have lost to an overdose from any substance.

    Alumni should bring a photo of those they want to remember.

    Music, speakers, candle lighting and light refreshments.

    Tuscaloosa

    Alabama

    Activity: Next Level Church Celebrate Recovery Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 3101 Alabama Avenue
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Next Level Church
    Contact: Jennifer Champion
    Phone: 2056573824
    Email: info@hopeisnotlost.net

    Free Event – Open to the Public
    Meal will be provided
    Special Concert and Testimony by Grammy winner, Nashville singer, Wade Hammond.
    Bring a photo of a person you have lost to an overdose. We will have a board to put their photo and we will have a time of remembrance and prayer.

    Washington

    Alabama

    Activity: OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 03:30 pm
    Location: Mommieactivist and Sons Radio Show
    Conference Call dial in 1-712-770-5390 code 419145 at 3:30pm est
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mommieactivist and Sons
    Contact: Queen Karen
    Phone: 2026701599
    Email: mommieactivist@gmail.com

    Mommieactivist and Sons Radio Show
    Moms United, A New Path, other organizations and all are welcome to call in
    Conference Call dial in 1-712-770-5390 code 419145 at 3:30pm est
    International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on 31 August. The aim is to raise awareness the of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death.

    Washington

    Alabama

    Activity: Overdose Prevention Night at the Everett AquaSox
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium, 3802 Broadway
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Snohomish Health District
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    On Saturday, August 31, 2019, which is International Overdose Awareness Day, the Snohomish Health District is hosting Overdose Prevention Night at the Everett AquaSox game.

    The event is supported by a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention grant through the Washington State Department of Health.

    The Aquasox will play the Vancouver Canadians. Along with special messages during the game, the concourse will feature tables with information about opioids and resources in Snohomish County.

    The information includes the “10 Things to Know About Opioids” campaign developed by the Snohomish County Opioid Response Multi-Agency Coordination “MAC” Group.

    Attendees will be invited to answer questions to be entered into a raffle for prizes from the AquaSox and Funko.

    The game is at Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium, 3802 Broadway.

    Gates open at 6:00 pm and the first pitch is at 7:05 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the Everett AquaSox box office, or online at https://bit.ly/2PknDlQ.

    A fireworks show is scheduled after the game.

    International Overdose Awareness Day began in 2001 to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma around drug-related deaths. It also acknowledges grief felt by families and friends, and offers a chance to remember those who have died or suffered permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

    WATERTOWN

    Alabama

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 am
    Location: 595 W MAIN ST
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Credo Community Center for the Treatment of Addictions, Inc
    Contact: Danyelle Brown
    Phone: 3157881530 x139
    Email: danyelleb@credocc.com

    Join us as we gather together and remember those that we have lost on Friday August 30th.
    7:00am: Breakfast
    8:15am: Memorial Ceremony
    9:00am: Opioid Overdose Prevention Program and Naloxone Training

    Arizona

    Casa Grande

    Arizona

    Activity: A Walk to Remember
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Walk starts at 9:00 am at the Neon Sign Park downtown Casa Grande (gather for walk at 8:30)
    Walk to 1510 N. Casa Grande Ave., Casa Grande, Az 85122
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Compass Christian Church and Celebrate Recovery
    Contact: Diane Kelly
    Phone: 5402268976
    Email: dkellyrocks@yahoo.com

    A Walk to Remember will begin at 9:00 am at the Neon Sign Park behind Southwest Gas Company at 201 W 4th St, Casa Grande, AZ 85122. The walk will be about 1 mile and end at Compass Christian Church, 1510 N. Casa Grande Ave., Casa Grande Az. At the church will be booths from different organizations in the community to inform the participants about resources available in the community for recovery, rehabilitation, behavioral health, police, Fire/Rescue, free Narcan kits & Narcan training, live band, memorial wall, food trucks and much more. The event will end at 12:00 pm with a ‘Remember Me’ balloon release

    Casa Grande

    Arizona

    Activity: Brian Welch guest speaker @ Sunday Service
    Date: 01/09/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Compass Christian Church
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Compass Christian Church
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    https://www.pinalcentral.com/casa_grande_dispatch/area_news/brian-head-welch-to-speak-at-church-as-part-of/article_f77f7a0c-ed20-587e-af87-7143fda1a638.html

    Casa Grande

    Arizona

    Activity: Community Resource Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:30 am
    Location: “at the Neon Sign Park downtown and walk together to Compass Christian Church”
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Compass Christian Church
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    https://www.pinalcentral.com/casa_grande_dispatch/area_news/brian-head-welch-to-speak-at-church-as-part-of/article_f77f7a0c-ed20-587e-af87-7143fda1a638.html

    Safford

    Arizona

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Graham County Courthouse Steps
    800 W Main St
    Safford AZ 85546
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Graham County Substance Abuse Coalition
    Contact: Jan
    Phone: 928-322-2111
    Email: gilavalleyfacingaddiction@gmail.com

    Special Speakers, Music, Balloon Release

    Tucson

    Arizona

    Activity: Overdose Awareness March and Vigil
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Pima County Superior Court, 110 W Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Church of Safe Injection Tucson
    Contact: Christopher Thomas
    Phone: 5204027748
    Email: cthomas@spwaz.org

    In honor of overdose awareness month, CoSIT will be facilitating a vigil and march to show anger and support for people we have lost in the drug war, and to demand change.

    We will assemble on the steps of the Pima County Superior Court, make ourselves heard, and then the march will proceed and end at the El Tiradito shrine. Once at El Tiradito, we will have remembrances, a moment of silence, and build a small shrine.

    Please come, bring posters, banners, copies of photos or things to remember people by, megaphones if you have one, and anything else you might want to add to the shrine. Let’s stand in solidarity with each other.

    Tucson

    Arizona

    Activity: Celebration of Life
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Passe – Cafe, Patio, Bistro & Bar, 415 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Sonoran Prevention Works-Church of Safe Injection
    Contact: Christopher Thomas
    Phone: 5204027748
    Email: cthomas@spwaz.org

    Join us as we stand together to mourn and celebrate the lives of those who we’ve lost to the drug war. There will be music, comedy, speakers, art and auctions, cupcakes, great drinks, and solidarity with each other as we hold space to remember our loved ones.

    This will be the wrap up of our week-long Overdose Awareness activities. We love you, and want to celebrate life with you.
    SO come out, invite your friends, and lets stand together.

    Arkansas

    Harrison

    Arkansas

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Minnie Harris Stage at Lake Harrison City Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: North Arkansas Partnership for Health Education, Inc
    Contact: Cindy DeWitt
    Phone: 870-365-6518
    Email: cindy.dewitt@northark.edu

    This event is provided in honor of those lost to or struggling with addiction, either themselves or a loved one. All are welcome. This is a time to come together in support of one another. No judgement, just love. Together we can break the stigma and create a community that cares!

    Little Rock

    Arkansas

    Activity: IOAD Rally
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Arkansas State Capitol, Little Rock
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Shannon Mulkern
    Phone:
    Email: smulkern@palmettocenter.com

    International Overdose Awareness Day

    California

    Daly City

    California

    Activity: Third Annual Overdose Awareness Night
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Mussel Rock Park
    80 Menlo Ave
    Daly City, CA 94015
    United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Jennifer Sisson
    Phone: 6505150891
    Email:

    Overdose Awareness , Speakers , Candlelight Vigil, Narcan training, Recovery Literature, Memorial

    Eastvale

    California

    Activity: Social Media Campaign
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: 12363 Limonite Ave Suite 900, Eastvale, CA 91752
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Eastvale
    Contact: Bobbi Hawkins
    Phone:
    Email:

    The City of Eastvale will be creating a social media campaign leading up to International Overdose Awareness Day. This will be comprised of different graphics with statistics given from our local public safety departments as well as the IOAD website.

    Eureka

    California

    Activity: HACHR’s 4th annual Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction
    Contact: Jessica Smith
    Phone:
    Email:

    Our event has a memorial wall, photo booth, speakers, food, music, overdose prevention training, and tabling by community partners. We host it in a space where our consumers can be without being harassed by police or bigoted community members. Our event is semi-private as we have a small but vocal part of the community that will come protest/disturb any event that we host. We advertise it as a private event for HACHR friends, supporters, staff, consumers, and community partners.

    Hanford

    California

    Activity: Overdose Awareness & Naloxone Training
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: 460 Kings County Drive, Suite 101
    Hanford, CA 93230
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Kings County Behavioral Health
    Contact: Juan Torres
    Phone: (559) 852-2356
    Email: juan.torres@co.kings.ca.us

    As part of the International Overdose Awareness Campaign, the Kings County Behavioral Health Substance Use Disorder Division will hold a training to help the community:
    – learn about the types of overdose,
    – signs and symptoms of overdose,
    – measures that one can take to save the life of a person who is experiencing an overdose
    – Trainees will also be instructed on how to administer Narcan (Naloxone) and a free kit will be provided upon completion

    Long Beach

    California

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness DAy
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 5190 Atlantic Ave
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Salvador Samora
    Phone: 562-428-4111 Ext 7174
    Email: gramirez@tarzanatc.org

    Overdose Awareness

    Los Angeles

    California

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness and Prevention Event
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:30 am
    Location: Temple Isaiah
    10345 W Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles Ca 90064
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Moms Against Drugs
    Contact: Debi Nadler/Juli Shamash
    Phone: 1-702-271-1666
    Email: juli@locs.com

    We will have various speakers who talk about their experiences parenting an addict, an ex user, speakers from the mental health fields, law enforcement to speak about warning signs that someone is using and to talk about the fact that one pill can kill, medication assisted treatment, and we will have booths giving people guidance to get medical help for treatment, low income treatment places, support groups for parents, free narcan kits and training, Fentanyl detection strips, medicine lock boxes and a prize drawing. We will also have a remembrance video and a picture wall of those we have lost to this epidemic

    Los Angeles

    California

    Activity: Pop Up Naloxone Training for International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 1282 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90026.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Homeless Health Care Los Angeles
    Contact: Kali Madden
    Phone: 310-592-8984
    Email: kmadden@hhcla.org

    FENTANYL IS HERE TO STAY
    As drug users and providers, it’s critical that we talk about safer fentanyl use in order to stay alive.
    Join us to learn more about fentanyl, test-strips, and how to use naloxone.
    #INTERNATIONALOVERDOSEAWARENESSDAY

    Oakland

    California

    Activity: Annual International Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: HEPPAC
    Casa Segura Drop-in Center
    5323 Foothill Blvd.
    Oakland, CA
    94601
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: HEPPAC (HIV Education & Prevention Project of Alameda County)
    Contact: Roxanne Butterfield
    Phone: 510.473.7504
    Email: info@casasegura.org

    Join us Friday, August 30th (12pm – 3pm) as we remember those we’ve lost, recognize lives saved and honor our true community Life Savers.
    – Learn about how to prevent an opioid overdose
    – Visit our Casa Segura Drop-in Center
    – Share your story
    – Lift up our loved ones

    Oceanside

    California

    Activity: IOAD Oceanside Pier Walk and Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: City of Oceanside Pier Plaza and Pier. Begins at the Pier Plaza and concludes with a Pier Walk and Memorial
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: GRASP
    Contact: Mike Robinson
    Phone: 817.676.1304
    Email: pmrobins11@gmail.com

    City of Oceanside Pier Plaza and Pier. Begins at the Pier Plaza with a few presentations and concludes with a candlelight Pier Walk and Memorial. Forth event since 2016 with approximately 250 attendees in 2018.

    oceanside

    California

    Activity: press release
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: 300 n coast hwy
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: city of oceanside
    Contact: peter weiss
    Phone: 7604353066
    Email:

    press release

    RIVERSIDE

    California

    Activity: Inland Empire Harm Reduction presents Overdose Awareness day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:03 pm
    Location: Riverside Downtown Library, Auditorium
    3581 Mission Inn Avenue
    Riverside, CA 92501
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Inland Empire Harm Reduction
    Contact: Noah Geraci
    Phone: (951) 446-0983
    Email: info@ieharmreduction.org

    Join us August 31st from 1-3pm at the Riverside Downtown Library as we remember those we’ve lost and fight for dignity for the rest of us. We will be doing a Narcan training and distribution as well as a collaborative memorial, bring photos or mementos of your loved ones to add. WE ask that press respect the privacy of our community and contact media@ieharmreduction.org before attending, and we ask that law enforcement recognize the experiences of our community and do not attend in uniform and/or while working. *This event will have Spanish Translation available

    Sacramento

    California

    Activity: In Loving Memory
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Southside Park- T street between 7th and 8th
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Lighthouse of Hopeful Hearts
    Contact: Hillary Moyle
    Phone: (916) 420-8940
    Email: lighthouseofhopefulhearts@gmail.com

    In collaboration with other community representatives, a memorial rememberence including photographs, a sharing time, memorial rocks, bbq and educational opportunities. Also, an opportunity to be trained to carry Naloxone!

    San Diego

    California

    Activity: Remembering Lives Lost & Promoting Solutions to Overdose Crisis
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 09:30 am
    Location: Pioneer Park
    1425 Washington Place
    San Diego, CA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: A New PATH (Parents for Addiction Treatment & Healing)
    Contact: Gretchen Bergman
    Phone: 619-670-1184
    Email: gretanewpath@cox.net

    Overdose training and naloxone distribution; add wallet-sized pictures to our Tree of Remembrance and sign loved ones name to our banner

    San Luis Obispo

    California

    Activity: SLO County Overdose Awareness
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: SLO Main Library – Community Room, 995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kim Lacey
    Phone:
    Email: sloevent@yahoo.com

    Please join us for an evening intended to help reduce the stigma of addiction and overdose. Activities include a tabling fair with local agencies sharing information about the services they offer to support individuals and friends and families dealing with addiction or overdose. There will be prevention and harm reduction information available, including a Narcan (Naloxone) training offered. We will conclude the evening with a non-denominational memorial ceremony to honor the lives that have been lost.

    Santa Barbara

    California

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Memorial Event
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:04 pm
    Location: Signature Flight Support
    Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
    515 Marxmiller Place
    Goleta, CA 93117
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SafeLaunch
    Contact: Janet
    Phone: 805-283-7233
    Email: info@safelaunch.org

    Join us for a special event to remember loved ones at the Santa Barbara Airport. Family members and friends are invited to paint their loved one’s name on 521DJ, an all-white Cessna aircraft, speak their name and ring a bell in their memory. Please bring a framed 8 x 10 photograph of the person(s) you are remembering for a special part of the ceremony.

    Santa Barbara

    California

    Activity: Community Walk & Beach Ceremony
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: 403 East Montecito St Suite A
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mission Harbor Behavioral Health
    Contact: Amanda
    Phone: 805 209 4433
    Email: contact@sbtreatment.com

    In honor of International Overdose Awareness Day, please join us for a community walk and beach ceremony on Saturday, August 31st 4:00 PM. We will meet at Mission Harbor Behavioral Health, located on the 3rd floor of 403 E. Montecito Street in Santa Barbara, and walk to the beach. This is a free event for the Santa Barbara community to honor those affected by overdose, raise awareness, and acknowledge the grief felt by families who have been touched by drug addiction. Please wear purple and silver to show your support.

    SANTA MARIA

    California

    Activity: Let’s Make A Difference
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Rod Rodenburger Park
    2725 Santa Barbara Dr
    Santa Maria CA 93455
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Let’s Make A Difference
    Contact: Danielle M Murillo
    Phone: 8057206986
    Email: jajujomom@gmail.com

    Information booths available:
    Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley, Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, AA, NA, Crunch Fitness Santa Maria, Santa Maria Police Dept with their D.A.R.E car, a CPR demonstration and much more.
    Raffle items, and goodies
    Memorial ceremony for those that have lost their lives to overdose at 2:00PM
    Bounce house for kids, baseball park available, BBQ pit for cook yor own, bring picnic lunch and lawn chairs and enjoy the day.

    Santa Monica

    California

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 4:00 – 7:00pm
    Location: Clover Park: 2600 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Debbie (Aunt Debbie) Camp
    Phone:
    Email: auntdebbie713@gmail.com

    The event is a gathering for those affected by substance use disorder and overdose, to connect and build our community of healing. There will be activities, including Narcan training, Hands-Only CPR, art activities, acoustic music, a memorial program and more. Community partners include Painted Brain, Nowell Family Foundation, End Overdose, Jarrod’s Law and more. The event will be in a park in Santa Monica… bring a blanket and picnic and join us. We will be making a group tapestry dedicated to our lost loved ones… bring a picture of yours, if you would like to add it to the tapestry. We have changed the time to 4:00 – 7:00pm.

    Tarzana

    California

    Activity: Naloxone Training
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 11:30 am
    Location: 18700 Oxnard St. Tarzana, CA 91356
    Room 234
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Tarzana Treatment Centers, Inc.
    Contact: Becca Phan
    Phone: 818 996 1051 ext. 3117
    Email: rphan@tarzanatc.org

    Join us for a free naloxone training and creative activity in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Please email rphan@tarzanatc.org to RVSP.

    Ukiah

    California

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Alex Thomas Plaza, Ukiah, CA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Buffey Wright
    Phone: (707) 472-2610
    Email: wrightbu@mendocinocounty.org

    MCAVHN along with the support of Safe Rx Mendocino Opioid Coalition and other community supporters will be hosting a vigil on August 31st, 2019, for International Overdose Awareness Day. Please join us in remembering Overdose victims, their families, and their stories. On site counselors available. Naloxone/Narcan training.

    Van Nuys

    California

    Activity: Naloxone Training
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Cri-Help, Inc.
    11027 Burbank Bd
    North Hollywood, CA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Center for Living and Learning
    Contact: Maria Alexander
    Phone: 8184420915
    Email: alex@center4living.org

    Naloxone Training with a few spoken words on remembrance of those lost from survivors and friends.

    Colorado

    Boulder

    Colorado

    Activity: Boulder County Substance Use Advisory Group Overdose Awareness Day Presentation
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Downtown Boulder/ Cental Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Boulder County Pubic Health
    Contact: Arielle Gross and/or Trina Faatz
    Phone: 303-413-7564
    Email: agross@bouldercounty.org

    Speakers from our organization and the community regarding statistics, harm reduction, resources and outreach available. Community members impacted and /or in recovery will speak to share their stories. Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement may speak about diversion and community impact if available.

    Colorado

    Colorado

    Activity: Naloxone awareness month & IOAD
    Date: 01/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    A poorly understood but potentially life-saving drug is about to make an appearance on billboards, buses and social media throughout the state for the first time: naloxone, a medication that can immediately reverse an opioid overdose. The Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, a statewide task force charged with coordinating efforts to fight the opioid epidemic, kicked off a month-long campaign to tell Coloradans to “Bring Naloxone Home” on Thursday, August 1, at the State Capitol.

    Denver

    Colorado

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time:  2:00pm – 4:00pm
    Location: 231 E. Colfax Ave
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Harm Reduction Action Center
    Contact: Sophie feffer
    Phone: 3035727800
    Email: sophie.harm.reduction@gmail.com

    The Harm Reduction Action Center will be recognizing Overdose Awareness Day with an action-packed event in collaboration with our community partners. We will meet at HRAC (231 E. Colfax Ave) at 2:00pm SHARP on Friday, August 30.

    Once assembled, we will march to Denver Health (6th and Bannock) raising a ruckus for those we have lost, and continue to lose, to overdoses in our community. Folks should bring their own signs. Upon our arrival at Denver Health, folks are invited to gather for a visual memorial and a short speaker. Water and some seating will be provided. This event will be ASL interpreted. We expect to be finished around 4pm. Folks are welcome to leave from Denver Health or return to the HRAC after as a group.

    If folks haven’t already, they are welcome to bring a 5×7 picture of their loved one that passed away due to overdose and we will add them to our overdose memorial wall in our agency.

    For those unable to attend and participate with us (and/or anyone looking at this event post), there will be social media armchair activism activities that we will ask for you to spread awareness on that day. Stop the silence, join us.

    Durango

    Colorado

    Activity: Durango OD Awareness Day
    Date: 07/09/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Buckley Park (Durango, CO)
    1250 Main Ave.
    Durango, CO 81301
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Front Range Clinic
    Contact: Kim Chism
    Phone: 9704228007
    Email: info@frontrangeclinic.com

    Front Range Clinic OAD will have a brief speaker and moment of silence to honor those lost to OD. There will be a resource fair with tables and information regarding the resources available in the Durango area. The event will offer a space for individuals to decorate a piece of fabric that honors someone they love who has been lost to overdose or reflect on their own recovery journey. These pieces of fabric will be sewn together to create a quilt that can be displayed throughout Durango following the event. The event will offer free Narcan and Narcan training to the first 50 participants.

    Edgewater

    Colorado

    Activity: End Overdose Jeffco
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 1800 N Harlan St, Edgewater, CO 80214
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Jefferson County Public Health
    Contact: Michael Miller
    Phone: 7209899006
    Email: mmiller@jeffco.us

    An opportunity to bring Jefferson County residents and leaders together to elevate the conversation about preventing the number one cause of death for Americans under 50: drug overdose.

    Join as we discuss how to recognize and respond to an overdose address the stigma people who use drugs face when they’re trying to get healthier. We’ll memorialize those we’ve lost to overdose and provide information on how to access treatment, recovery support and harm reduction services so we can prevent more needless deaths.

    This event is free and open to the public. Anyone and everyone who has been touched by addiction in some way or care about making their community a safer, healthier place to live should attend.

    Fort Collins

    Colorado

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Fort Collins
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Civic Center Park in Fort Collins, CO
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: MJ Jorgensen
    Phone: 712-898-1890
    Email: mjorgensen@healthdistrict.org

    This event will feature overdose prevention training and naloxone distribution, local resource booths, music, speakers, and activities such as memorial art and storytelling.

    Fort Collins

    Colorado

    Activity: Jess Fear
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Civic Center Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Health District of Northern Larimer County
    Contact: Jess
    Phone: 6692389392
    Email: jess.fear.4@gmail.com

    Theme: Voices of Recovery. Focused on celebrating recovery and highlighting local resources for harm reduction, treatment and support. A candlelight vigil will be held at the end of the event

    Grand Junction

    Colorado

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Old Courthouse Lawn
    544 Rood Avenue
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mesa County Public Health/ Mesa County Opioid Response Group
    Contact: Charity Weir
    Phone: 970-248-6978
    Email: charity.weir@mesacounty.us

    Resource Fair, Speakers, Memorial Slide Show, Candlelight Vigil

    Greeley

    Colorado

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Lincoln Park
    800 10th Ave
    Greeley, CO 80631
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: North Colorado Health Alliance
    Contact: Cassy Gonzales
    Phone: 970-350-4693
    Email: cgonzales.alliance@nocoha.org

    This years nationwide event is focused on recovery. We will be featuring overdose prevention along with naloxone distribution.
    We will have fun raffle prizes, a memorial tent, food and drinks.

    Greenwood Village Co

    Colorado

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 84th Ave Neighborhood Health Center
    2551 W 84th Ave
    Westminster CO 80031
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Tri-County Health Department
    Contact: Haley Foster
    Phone: 7202001584
    Email: Hfoster@tchd.org

    As part of International Opioid Awareness Day, Tri-County Overdose Prevention Partnership (TCOPP), St. Anthony North Health Campus, Community Reach Center, Tri-County Health Department, and other community partners are hosting a community event to raise awareness about the opioid crisis. Hear from people in recovery, remember those we have lost, and learn what is being done to address the crisis with our local communities. International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held each year to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. There will be experts for treatment and recovery, Narcan training and kits, and hepatitis C/HIV awareness and testing on-site. The event is free and open to the public.

    Pueblo

    Colorado

    Activity: Overdose Awareness
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Riverwalk- FloodWall Stage
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Rod Rushing
    Phone: 800-604-8978
    Email: info@pcacolorado.com

    Outreach, Offrenda, Music, Community, Naltrexone

    Thornton

    Colorado

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 84th Ave Neighborhood Health Center – 2551 W 84th Ave, Westminster 80031
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Thornton
    Contact: Krista Berkey
    Phone:
    Email: krista.berkey@cityofthornton.net

    Please join us to raise awareness about the opioid crisis, hear from people with lived experiences, remember those we’ve lost, and hear from elected officials on what is being done to address the crisis at the local level. Connect with resources on treatment and recovery, including Narcan Training and Kits and Hep C/HIV awareness and testing.

    Connecticut

    Bethel

    Connecticut

    Activity: Annual IOAD Candlelight Vigil and Food Drive
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Bethel United Methodist Church – front lawn
    141 Greenwood Ave.
    Bethel, Connecticut 06801
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The HERO Project
    Contact: Jeff
    Phone:
    Email: theheroproject.bethel.ct@gmail.com

    The HERO Project in conjunction with the Bethel United Methodist Church will be holding their annual International Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil and Food Drive. Follow “The HERO Project Inc” Facebook page for event details.

    Bethel

    Connecticut

    Activity: 3rd Annual International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil & Food Drive
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: 141 Greenwood Ave, Bethel, CT 06801
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The HERO Project
    Contact: Julia Ambrosi
    Phone:
    Email: theheroproject.bethel.ct@gmail.com

    The event takes place on Saturday, August 31st from 6:30 PM -8:00 PM on the front lawn of the Bethel United Methodist Church. This event will include music, speakers, glowing luminaries with names or initials of loved ones lost, resources, and a candlelight vigil. Please come to Remember/Honor/Engage/Listen/Heal.
    In addition, The HERO Project will be collecting donations for The Bethel Community Food Pantry.

    Branford

    Connecticut

    Activity: Love is Louder- Music Festival
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 1019 Main Street on the Branford Town Green
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Smile Anyway
    Contact: Amy Johansson
    Phone: 917-359-5231
    Email: amyjohansson@smileanywaybranford.org

    Smile Anyway invites everyone to attend the LOVE IS LOUDER Music Festival. Enjoy incredible music, family activities, food trucks, while we pay tribute to those who lost the battle to the disease of addiction. Allow Music, the Universal Language, to bring us together and make a difference. Only by working together as a community, breaking the stigma, and judgement, will we save lives.
    A Free Music Festival for the Family
    Starting at 10:00 am- 10:00 pm
    Featuring Tim Palmieri, Nunz N Pepin, Jordan Meyer & KC Music, The John Spignesi Band
    Jen Durkin’s Steal Your Funk, Shake Down, Joon, Creamery Station, Hayley Jane

    Connecticut

    Connecticut

    Activity: Love is Louder music festival
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Brandford Town Green, Connecticut
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Smile Anyway
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    https://www.zip06.com/profile/20190821/love-is-louder-corrine-panagos-shares-a-passion-for-supporting-smile-anywayx2019s-mission

    Danbury

    Connecticut

    Activity: Generation Sound Screening
    Date: 03/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Shaun Chang
    Phone:
    Email:

    Special film screening of Generation Sound to mark Overdose Awarenesss Day

    East Hartford

    Connecticut

    Activity: Proclamation/Published Article
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: Town of East Hartford, 740 Main Street, East Hartford, Connecticut.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Town of East Hartford
    Contact: Ekaterine Tchelidze
    Phone: 8608178590
    Email: etchelidze@easthartfordct.gov

    Mayor Marcia Leclerc issued a proclamation in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day. Additionally, the Mayor published an op-ed in a local newspaper outlining the importance of raising awareness on the subject. In recognition of this day, the East Hartford Town Hall’s cupola has been lit up purple that will remain so through the month of September.

    Fairfield

    Connecticut

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Sherman Green Gazebo
    1451 Post Rd
    Fairfield, Connecticut 06824
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Fairfield CARES Community Coalition
    Contact: Reini Knorr
    Phone: 2035378860
    Email: FairfieldCARES@FairfieldCT.org

    Candlelight vigil in observance of International Overdose Awareness Day
    – Music
    – Remembrance Quilt Display
    – Sharing of personal testimony
    – Comfort, Solidarity, Unity, Understanding
    Visit this link to see impressions from last year’s IOAD vigil in Fairfield, CT: https://www.ctpost.com/local/article/overdose-awareness-vigil-13198128.php

    Hartford

    Connecticut

    Activity: Connecticut Overdose Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Connecticut State Capital Building front lawn 210 Capital Avenue, Hartford, CT.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Today I Matter.
    Contact: John Lally
    Phone:
    Email: johnlally@todayimatter.org

    Today I Matter, Inc., along with the Manchester Hope Initiative, Justice’s Fight, and Connecticut Team Sharing will host a supportive awareness event and vigil for those lost to addiction. We will display the Today I Matter Memorial poster project and will have purple flags to honor each individual lost to overdose in Connecticut in 2018. The above organizations will have resource tables. There will be luminary bags that can be personalized by those who have lost a loved one, followed by a reading of names of those lost in Connecticut during a candlelight vigil. We are attempting to arrange a training and distribution of Narcan. This is a supportive environment for those grieving lost loves ones and a supportive atmosphere of compassion, acceptance, and non judgement.

    Hartford

    Connecticut

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: Worldwide
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
    Contact: Event Organiser
    Phone:
    Email:

    International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on August 31 each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

    International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.

    Learn more: https://www.overdoseday.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/events/2249051298482497/

    Meriden

    Connecticut

    Activity: The Roadway of Hope CT Rally for Recovery & International Overdose Awareness event
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Hubbard Park Bandshell
    999 West Main St
    Meriden, CT. 06450
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Roadway of Hope CT inc
    Contact: Sue Willette
    Phone: 203-886-5130
    Email: Willettesue@yahoo.com

    Love music
    Memorial poster project
    Food

    New Canaan

    Connecticut

    Activity: 3rd Annual Community Addiction Awareness Vigil
    Date: 05/09/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Outdoor event in the middle of downtown New Canaan. Address is 6 South Avenue in New Canaan.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: New Canaan Parent Support Group
    Contact: Paul Reinhardt
    Phone: 203-564-6374
    Email: preinhar99@gmail.com

    Join us for our 3rd Annual Community Addiction Awareness Vigil in downtown New Canaan. Enjoy live music while accessing resources and posting a tribute on our Hope & Remembrance Wall. Listen to authentic stories from young people and parents. Participate in the candlelight vigil, led by leaders of our local faith community. Event location is 6 South Avenue. In case of rain, location is St. Aloysius School Gym, 33 South Avenue.

    New Haven

    Connecticut

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 22/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: New Haven Green
    250 Temple St,
    New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cornell Scott Hill Health Center
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Join us tomorrow on the New Haven Green for International Overdose Awareness Day! We will work in collaboration with our partners to provide screenings, Narcan training and scripts, information on community services, overdose education, substance use treatment and so much more. Come out to be empowered and educated.

    New London

    Connecticut

    Activity: Overdose Awareness and Prevention Event
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Williams Park, corner of Broad and Williams, New London and
    Downtown Municipal Lot, Information Booth, New London
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Opioid Action Team of Southeastern CT/Ledge Light Health District
    Contact: Jennifer Muggeo
    Phone: 860.910.0386
    Email: jmuggeo@llhd.org

    Following a information briefing and call to action that will be provided to legislators and agency heads, the Opioid Action Team will host 20 service providers and community organizations to raise awareness of opioid use disorder and local sources of support. Free naloxone kits will be distributed in the park as well as at the information booth in the municipal lot downtown. There will be yoga in the park at 11 and opportunities for safe medication disposal. There will also be an opportunity to honor those lost to overdose.

    North Haven

    Connecticut

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day: Prevention, Networking & Fundraising Event
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: North Haven Town Green, 18 Church Street North Haven, CT 06473
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Supportive Solutions Behavioral Health & Wellness & Quinnipiack Valley Health District
    Contact: Kara E Sepulveda
    Phone: 2032482528
    Email: ks@qvhd.org

    The opioid crisis affects all communities, all ages & all loved ones.

    Join us to meet your recovery community as we join forces to provide support and spread hope to all involved.

    Activities, Community Resources, Holistic Treatment Approaches, Narcan Training & Talk to a Local Pharmacist, Music, Speakers, Remembrance + Street N’ Savory Food Truck

    Plainville

    Connecticut

    Activity: Gone, But Not Forgotten: Remembrance Quilt Square-making Event
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Connecticut Clearinghouse
    334 Farmington Avenue
    Plainville, CT 06062
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Connecticut Clearinghouse – Wheeler Clinic
    Contact: Abby
    Phone: 18002324424
    Email: info@ctclearinghouse.org

    All are welcome to come and make a quilt square for a loved one lost to substance use. Materials are provided and no quilting experience is necessary! Quilt squares are collected and will be included on the next DMHAS Remembrance Quilt. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is not required but recommended.

    Wallingford

    Connecticut

    Activity: Candelight Vigil & Prayer
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: Wallingford Town Green
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Coalition for a Better Wallingford
    Contact: Victoria Schunmann
    Phone: 860-508-1160
    Email: programdirector@cbwlfd.org

    The event takes place on Saturday, August 31st beginning at 8:00 PM on the Wallingford Town Green. This event will include speakers, resources, and a candlelight vigil in remembrance of loved ones and a collaborative prayer with participants from local worship leaders.

    Waterbury

    Connecticut

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day- Learn, Remember, Support
    Date: 24/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Waterbury PAL
    64 Division Street
    Rain or shine event!
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: HVCASA
    Contact: Jennifer DeWitt
    Phone: 203-565-6385
    Email: CNVRAC1@famintervention.com

    Join us for a day of learning, remembrance, and support. This event is free, open to the public, ,and FAMILY FRIENDLY- because when someone struggles with a substance use disorder, the whole family is affected. There will be pop-up peer support meetings, children’s activities, opportunities to participate in demonstrations that support multiple pathways to recovery, and remembrance for those who have lost someone, those struggling, and those with lived experience, to remind us there is hope, and that people DO recover.

    Delaware

    Georgetown

    Delaware

    Activity: Over dose awareness
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:08 pm
    Location: The circle in Georgetown will candle light ceremony in memory of those that have died from overdose. This event will show support to friends,families, and our community. No one is alone!
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Attack Addiction Sussex County
    Contact: Amy Rust
    Phone: 3024705018
    Email:

    We will be supporting family,friends, and anyone else that has lost a loved one to addiction. You may sign the banner and light a candle in there name.

    Newark

    Delaware

    Activity: IOAD Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Intersection of Rt 896 and Main Stree, near University of Delaware’s Old College
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Elizabeth L Perkins
    Phone: 3025986296
    Email: Liz@martyperkins.com

    Community outreach in support of those we have lost to SUD, those in recovery and those still struggling. Information on DE’s 911 Good Samaritan Law, the Kristen L Jackson and John M Perkins, Jr. Law, lifesaving Naloxone as well as contact information for statewide programs.

    Florida

    BONITA SPRINGS

    Florida

    Activity: SW FL: Lee County/ Bonita Homeless/Prevent Overdose Free NARCAN
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: HOMELESS CAMP- Bonita Springs, FL
    LOCATION DISCLOSED WHEN YOU CALL TO REGISTER
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: LUIS GARCIA
    Phone: 954-859-4696
    Email: LUISGARCIAFLA2@GMAIL.COM

    FREE NARCAN EVENT -Homeless camp/ in the woods- Bonita Springs, FL- Open to public- 30 minute NARCAN class . Each attendee receives a spray

    CALL 954-859-4696 for exact physical location.

    Dade City

    Florida

    Activity: Warrior Up To End Overdose
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am to 6 pm
    Location: Church of the Nazarene
    6155 12th Street
    Zephyrhills Fl 33541 Saturday August 31st from 11 am to 6 pm
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Angie Ellis
    Phone: 3524281394
    Email: warriorup2016@gmail.com

    Warrior Up Ministries is dedicated to helping those battling addictions and their families. Our team will be hosting an event to bring awareness to the addiction epidemic and rally the cause to end overdose deaths. We are going to have area resources and treatment centers available to speak with anyone needing help or information. We are going to have many area Churches, Celebrate Recovery, NA an AA groups there as well. There will be bounce houses for the kids and free hot dogs and drinks for all. Local Fire Depts are also scheduled to appear and give demonstration on the use of Naloxone. There will also be prayer warriors and pastors to pray and speak with anyone who needs too. This is going to be a great day in the Lord and will help bring awareness to the overdose and addiction epidemic in the world today. God desires for his children to have a great life and be free form the bondage of addictions. By sharing our testimonies of all He has done for us and by hosting this event, our hope and prayer is that many may be set free and begin to live the good life god has for them. To close out or day we are going to be hosting a memorial wall of those lost with a candlelight vigil and prayer to end the day!!

    Daytona Beach

    Florida

    Activity: KEEPING HOPE: Overdose Awareness and Remembrance Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Pavilion A, City Island
    115 Orange Avenue,
    Daytona Beach, FL 32114
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Volusia Recovery Alliance
    Contact: Cathy Hartman
    Phone: 386-490-2234
    Email: heartful@cfl.rr.com

    Join us for an evening of remembrance, education and hope on International Overdose Awareness Day, Saturday, August 31st.

    International Overdose Awareness Day acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends, and remembers those who have died due to drug overdose. The day helps reduce the stigma of Substance Use Disorder (SUD), showing that recovery is possible and that overdoses can be prevented.

    ACTIVITIES:
    Resource tables offering grief support, solutions to SUD and overdose, plus Narcan/harm reduction resources.

    Speakers who have been impacted by overdose

    Time of remembrance for loved ones who have died due to overdose along with short reflections by family members

    Tree of Remembrance

    Reading of names with flower release ceremony at the river and more.

    ***Family members and friends are encouraged to bring photos and mementos of their Loved Ones to share on the remembrance table.

    Event co-sponsored by Daytona Beach Drive-In Christian Church and Floridians for Recovery on behalf of The Volusia Recovery Alliance

    Join us and learn how to make a difference!

    Debary

    Florida

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Walk
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Gemini Springs
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: My Life Matters
    Contact: Michelle
    Phone: 3865610028
    Email: Mycrosswave@aol.com

    We will have a walk to honor those lost to substance use and those still struggling. We will have bags to hand out and a release of butterflies at the end.

    ESTERO

    Florida

    Activity: SW FL: Estero / LEE COUNTY-Prevent Overdose W/ Free Narcan
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 19970 TAMIAMI TRAIL
    ESTERO, FL 33928
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: LUIS GARCIA
    Phone: 954-859-4696
    Email: LUISGARCIAFLA2@GMAIL.COM

    USA Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction with NARCAN class #133–PLS CHECK MY FB PAGE: MANY new events listed for International Overdose Awareness Day (Aug 31) & Recovery Month

    SW FL: Estero / LEE COUNTY-Prevent Overdose W/ Free Narcan

    “NARCAN: Science, Myths and Implications for the Opioid Pandemic”

    1-Luis Garcia: Personal History & FB Mission
    2-Narcan History and Science
    3-Layperson Administration (MAD/nasal delivery, autoinjector, OTC Spray
    4-Stigma, urban legends,misconceptions
    5-Statistics and success stories
    6-Police,Fire,EMS and ER concerns
    7-Special Concerns: Addiction Treatment Field
    8-Guidelines for Layperson Good Samaritans
    9-Harm Reduction Strategies
    10- 2015 AHA CPR/AED Citizen CPR Guidelines.

    PREREGISTRATION AT 954-859-4696 IS REQUIRED. NO walkins

    CLASS is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Training certificate issued.
    Class size limited to 25 students.

    Flagler Beach

    Florida

    Activity: Cabdkelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Veterans Park in Flagler Beach, Fl
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Fkagler Countywide Opioid Task Force
    Contact: Kathy Dalton
    Phone: 386 585 4858
    Email: studyingforensi.x@gmail.com

    The Flagler Countywide Opioid Task Force will hold a Candlelight Vigil at 7pm at Veterans Park in Flagler Beach, Fl on August 31, 2019

    Flagler Beach

    Florida

    Activity: Flagler Beach/FLAGLER : Prevent Overdose W/ Free Narcan
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:30 am
    Location: Flagler Beach Fire Department
    320 S. Flagler Ave,
    Flagler Beach, Florida 32136
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kathy Dalton
    Phone: 386 585 4858
    Email: studying.forensix@gmail.com

    USA Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction with NARCAN class #128-

    NE FL: Flagler Beach/FLAGLER : Prevent Overdose W/ Free Narcan Giveaway

    “NARCAN: Science, Myths and Implications for the Opioid Pandemic”
    1-Luis Garcia: Personal History & FB Mission
    2-Narcan History and Science
    3-Layperson Administration (MAD/nasal delivery, autoinjector, OTC Spray
    4-Stigma, urban legends,misconceptions
    5-Statistics and success stories
    6-Police,Fire,EMS and ER concerns
    7-Special Concerns: Addiction Treatment Field
    8-Guidelines for Layperson Good Samaritans
    9-Harm Reduction Strategies
    10- 2015 AHA CPR/AED Citizen CPR Guidelines.

    PREREGISTRATION AT 954-859-4696 IS REQUIRED. NO walkins

    https://www.facebook.com/events/2361490317402735/

    Fort Lauderdale

    Florida

    Activity: Public Service Announcement – Poster Contest
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Sunrise Middle School
    1750 NE 14th Street
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33009
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Sunrise Middle School
    Contact: Ambry Johnson
    Phone: 7543224700
    Email: ambry.johnson@browardschools.com

    Students will research the different substances (stimulants, depressants, alcohol, and opioids) to create a visual public service announcement (posters, brochures, or commercial) to inform students about the various signs (physical and psychological) of a person overdosing and how to care for the person until first responders arrive.

    FORT MEYERS

    Florida

    Activity: SW FL: Fort Myers/ LEE County : Prevent Overdose W/ Free Narcan
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: White Sands Treatment,
    14150 Metropolis Ave#, 4,
    Ft Myers, FL 33912
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: LUIS GARCIA
    Phone: 954-
    Email: LUISGARCIAFLA2@GMAIL.COM

    “NARCAN: Science, Myths and Implications for the Opioid Pandemic”

    1-Luis Garcia: Personal History & FB Mission
    2-Narcan History and Science
    3-Layperson Administration (MAD/nasal delivery, autoinjector, OTC Spray
    4-Stigma, urban legends,misconceptions
    5-Statistics and success stories
    6-Police,Fire,EMS and ER concerns
    7-Special Concerns: Addiction Treatment Field
    8-Guidelines for Layperson Good Samaritans
    9-Harm Reduction Strategies
    10- 2015 AHA CPR/AED Citizen CPR Guidelines.

    PREREGISTRATION AT 954-859-4696 IS REQUIRED. NO walkins

    https://www.facebook.com/events/343090769903514/

    CLASS is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Training certificate issued.
    Class size limited to 25 students.

    Fort Myers

    Florida

    Activity: Light Up 41-International Overdose Awareness Day 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Fort Myers, Florida
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: A Voice in the Wilderness Empowerment Center
    Contact: Ramona D. Miller
    Phone: 12398106648
    Email: 4RUNNER4PURPOSE@GMAIL.COM

    An evening of Togetherness, Education, Awareness, and Prevention.
    Free Narcan Training and Distribution.
    Free Food and Drinks.
    We will end the night remembering those who we have lost.

    Fort Myers

    Florida

    Activity: Memorial Event and Rally
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: The Collaboratory in Fort Myers
    2031 Jackson Street
    Fort Myers, FL 33901
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Qs Army
    Contact: Kelli Barthelemy
    Phone: 651.247.8896
    Email: qsarmy@kellibarthelemy.com

    Come to remember and honor those that we have lost to overdose. Find comfort and support in community. Learn about what you can do to make a difference going forward.

    FORT PIERCE

    Florida

    Activity: SE FL: TREASURE COAST/ Fort Pierce : Prevent Overdose W/ Free Narcan Giveaway
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 11:30 am
    Location: Fairlawn Baptist Church
    3003 Rhode Island Ave,
    Fort Pierce, Florida 34947
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: LUIS GARCIA
    Phone: 954-859-4696
    Email: luisgarciafla2@gmail.com

    USA Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction with NARCAN class #124–PLS CHECK MY FB PAGE: MANY new events listed for International Overdose Awareness Day (Aug 31) & Recovery Month

    SE FL: TREASURE COAST/ Fort Pierce : Prevent Overdose W/ Free Narcan Giveaway

    “NARCAN: Science, Myths and Implications for the Opioid Pandemic”

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1825469117598560/

    1-Luis Garcia: Personal History & FB Mission
    2-Narcan History and Science
    3-Layperson Administration (MAD/nasal delivery, autoinjector, OTC Spray
    4-Stigma, urban legends,misconceptions
    5-Statistics and success stories
    6-Police,Fire,EMS and ER concerns
    7-Special Concerns: Addiction Treatment Field
    8-Guidelines for Layperson Good Samaritans
    9-Harm Reduction Strategies
    10- 2015 AHA CPR/AED Citizen CPR Guidelines.
    PREREGISTRATION AT 954-859-4696 IS REQUIRED. NO walkins
    CLASS is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
    Training certificate issued.
    Class size limited to 25 students.

    Fort Pierce

    Florida

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Rountable
    Date: 15/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: New Horizons of the Treasure Coast
    4500 W Midway Road
    Fort Pierce Florida 34981
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Treasure Coast Opioid Taskforce
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    The Treasure Coast Opioid Task Force will meet at New Horizons this week with Dr. Agnieszka Marshall of Tykes & Teens presenting to the group about Trauma Informed Care — shifting the perspective of “what’s wrong with this person?” to “what happened to this person?” Studies have shown that 80% of drug users have experienced some kind of childhood trauma involving abuse and/or dysfunction in the home. The task force is a collaboration of law enforcement, nonprofit human services agencies, and government officials.

    Ft Lauderdale

    Florida

    Activity: Narcan training session
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Recovery First
    3100 East Commercial Blvd.
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery First Treatment Center
    Contact: Yaritza Semenuk
    Phone:
    Email: ysemenuk@ContactAAC.com

    https://recoveryfirst.eventcreate.com/

    Hollywood

    Florida

    Activity: Prevention and Remembrance Overdose Awareness
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Hollywood Arts Park
    1 Young Circle
    Hollywood, FL 33020
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: South Florida Wellness Network, Inc
    Contact: Bobbie Rogers
    Phone: 9547736232
    Email: events@sfwn.org

    Outdoor concert to promote the awareness of prevention of death and remembrance of people who use drugs or who have died from a drug overdose (also known as accidental drug poisoning). There will be live music performances by people in recovery, a candle light vigil, Narcan education and distribution, community vendors, resources, food trucks and specialty vendors.

    Jensen Beach

    Florida

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil & Balloon Release
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: 1802 NE Jensen Beach Blvd, Jensen Beach, FL 34957
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Just Believe Recovery
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Candlelight Vigil & Balloon Release

    Lake Worth

    Florida

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: John Prince Park, 2700 Sixth Avenue South
    Lake Worth,Florida 33461
    ( Center Drive Pavilion)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Theresa Carpenter
    Phone: 561-809-4671
    Email: J.glitz@yahoo.com

    Free Event,Free food,Free parking, DJ
    Opening Prayer
    Individual Sucess Stories
    Narcan Training/Demonstration
    Kids Activities, and Informational Booth
    Raising Awareness.Saving lives

    Lakeland

    Florida

    Activity: Celebrate Recovery
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 1815 E CR 540 A
    Lakeland, FL 33813
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Celebrate Recovery
    Contact: Andrea
    Phone: 863-647-9282
    Email: 08annie@gmail.com

    12 step groups

    Longwood

    Florida

    Activity: Celebrate Recovery Meeting
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: 530 Dog Track Road
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Celebrate Recovery @ Northland
    Contact: Laurie Jean Harrington
    Phone: 407-927-4393
    Email: celebraterecovery@northlandchurch.net

    Celebrate Recovery Meeting

    LONGWOOD

    Florida

    Activity: Central FL: Longwood/SEMINOLE : Prevent Overdose W/ Free Narcan
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 02:30 pm
    Location: Celebrate Recovery at Northland
    530 Dog Track Rd,
    Longwood, Florida 32750
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: LUIS GARCIA
    Phone: 954-859-4696
    Email: LUISGARCIAFLA2@GMAIL.COM

    USA Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction with NARCAN class #129–PLS CHECK MY FB PAGE: MANY new events listed for International Overdose Awareness Day (Aug 31) & Recovery Month

    CENTRAL FL: Longwood/SEMINOLE : Prevent Overdose W/ Free Narcan Giveaway

    “NARCAN: Science, Myths and Implications for the Opioid Pandemic”

    1-Luis Garcia: Personal History & FB Mission
    2-Narcan History and Science
    3-Layperson Administration (MAD/nasal delivery, autoinjector, OTC Spray
    4-Stigma, urban legends,misconceptions
    5-Statistics and success stories
    6-Police,Fire,EMS and ER concerns
    7-Special Concerns: Addiction Treatment Field
    8-Guidelines for Layperson Good Samaritans
    9-Harm Reduction Strategies
    10- 2015 AHA CPR/AED Citizen CPR Guidelines.

    PREREGISTRATION AT 954-859-4696 IS REQUIRED. NO walkins

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1338580592959621/

    CLASS is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Training certificate issued.
    Class size limited to 25 students

    MARCO ISLAND

    Florida

    Activity: SW FL: Marcos Island/ Collier : Prevent Overdose W/ Free Narcan
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: FAMILIES OF GRACE
    MARCO ISLAND
    USA Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction with NARCAN class #131–PLS CHECK MY FB PAGE: MANY new events listed for International Overdose Awareness Day (Aug 31) & Recovery MonthSW FL: Marcos Island/ COLLIER : Prevent Overdose W/ Free Narcan Giveaway

    THIS CLASS IS AT A PRIVATE HOME ON BLUEBIRD AVENUE IN MARCO ISLAND..Exact address provided by phone on registration
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: LUIS GARCIA
    Phone: 954-859-4696
    Email: LUISGARCIAFLA2@GMAIL.COM

    “NARCAN: Science, Myths and Implications for the Opioid Pandemic”

    1-Luis Garcia: Personal History & FB Mission
    2-Narcan History and Science
    3-Layperson Administration (MAD/nasal delivery, autoinjector, OTC Spray
    4-Stigma, urban legends,misconceptions
    5-Statistics and success stories
    6-Police,Fire,EMS and ER concerns
    7-Special Concerns: Addiction Treatment Field
    8-Guidelines for Layperson Good Samaritans
    9-Harm Reduction Strategies
    10- 2015 AHA CPR/AED Citizen CPR Guidelines.

    PREREGISTRATION AT 954-859-4696 IS REQUIRED. NO walkins

    CLASS is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Training certificate issued.
    Class size limited to 25 students.

    OKEECHOBEE

    Florida

    Activity: SE FL: Treasure Coast/ Okeechobee : Prevent Overdose W/ Narcan
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 am
    Location: Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office
    504 NW 4th St,
    Okeechobee, FL 34972
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: LUIS GARCIA
    Phone: 954-859-4696
    Email: LUISGARCIAFLA2@GMAIL.COM

    SA Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction with NARCAN class #126–PLS CHECK MY FB PAGE: MANY new events listed for International Overdose Awareness Day (Aug 31) & Recovery Month

    SE FL: TREASURE COAST/ Okeechobee : Prevent Overdose W/ Free Narcan Giveaway

    “NARCAN: Science, Myths and Implications for the Opioid Pandemic”
    https://www.facebook.com/events/674124216398900/

    1-Luis Garcia: Personal History & FB Mission
    2-Narcan History and Science
    3-Layperson Administration (MAD/nasal delivery, autoinjector, OTC Spray
    4-Stigma, urban legends,misconceptions
    5-Statistics and success stories
    6-Police,Fire,EMS and ER concerns
    7-Special Concerns: Addiction Treatment Field
    8-Guidelines for Layperson Good Samaritans
    9-Harm Reduction Strategies
    10- 2015 AHA CPR/AED Citizen CPR Guidelines.

    PREREGISTRATION AT 954-859-4696 IS REQUIRED. NO walkins

    CLASS is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Training certificate issued.
    Class size limited to 25 students.

    Taught by Luis Garcia (FF/EMT-Paramedic-Retired) & NARCAN wILL BE DONATED TO EACH preregistered students thanks to Gofundme donations recived via my GFM:

    USA Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction with NARCAN

    IF YOU WISH TO DONATE ,here is GFM Link:

    https://www.gofundme.com/south-fla-opioid-crisis-lifesaving

    ______________________________________________

    THANKS to GoFundMe donors, I travel around the USA donating my time teaching 2 hour classes and giving out free 4mg high dosage NARCAN sprays to save fellow human beings .

    As of August 15 , 2019 : MY EFFORTS SO FAR: 5 states visited, 23 months, 122- 2hour classes taught, 3350 sprays donated to attendees, 137 lives saved across the USA!!

    CLASS IS OPEN to the general public.

    ALL ATTENDEES MUST PREREGISTER BY PHONE TO RECEIVE FREE NARCAN.

    ADDICTION DOESN’T DISCRIMINATE.

    If you are concerned about the skyrocketing rate of narcotic overdose deaths, you CAN do something…CARRY NARCAN

    Palm Bay

    Florida

    Activity: Support groups for loved ones of those who struggle with opioid addiction
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: 1663 Georgia St, Suite 500 Palm Bay, Florida
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Affordable Care Clinics
    Contact:
    Phone: (321) 802 980 OR (321) 506 2765
    Email:

    http://www.hometownnewsbrevard.com/news/clinic-offers-opioid-recovery-treatment/article_8ff4d3fc-c36f-11e9-a780-43becbaf605b.html

    ROCKLEDGE

    Florida

    Activity: NE FL: Brevard/ Rockledge : Prevent Overdose W/ Free Narcan
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Friendship Fellowship at Pineda UU
    3115 Friendship Pl,
    Rockledge, Florida 32955
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: LUIS GARCIA
    Phone: 954-859-4696
    Email: LUISGARCIAFLA2@GMAIL.COM

    USA Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction with NARCAN class #127–PLS CHECK MY FB PAGE: MANY new events listed for International Overdose Awareness Day (Aug 31) & Recovery Month

    NE FL: BREVARD/ Rockledge : Prevent Overdose W/ Free Narcan Giveaway

    “NARCAN: Science, Myths and Implications for the Opioid Pandemic”

    1-Luis Garcia: Personal History & FB Mission
    2-Narcan History and Science
    3-Layperson Administration (MAD/nasal delivery, autoinjector, OTC Spray
    4-Stigma, urban legends,misconceptions
    5-Statistics and success stories
    6-Police,Fire,EMS and ER concerns
    7-Special Concerns: Addiction Treatment Field
    8-Guidelines for Layperson Good Samaritans
    9-Harm Reduction Strategies
    10- 2015 AHA CPR/AED Citizen CPR Guidelines.

    PREREGISTRATION AT 954-859-4696 IS REQUIRED. NO walkins

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1592670267532745/

    CLASS is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Training certificate issued.
    Class size limited to 25 students.

    Saint Augustine

    Florida

    Activity: Stop the Stigma St. Augustine/Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: St. Augustine City Hall
    75 King Street, St. Augustine, FL
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Saint John’s County Poly-Drug Task Force
    Contact: MaryAnn Chupella
    Phone: 610-597-4299
    Email: bomar540@hotmail.com

    An evening of remembrance, education and hope as we discuss ways stigma impacts prevention, treatment, recovery and support. The evening will highlight guest speakers, community resources, Narcan training and prescription medication drop off. A candlelight vigil will be held to remember loved ones lost to overdose. Please bring photos of your loved ones.
    This event is open to anyone touched by addiction.

    Stuart

    Florida

    Activity: SE FL: Treasure Coast/ Stuart : Prevent Overdose W/ Free Narcan
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 02:30 am
    Location: The Grace Place
    1550 SE Salerno Rd,
    Stuart, Florida 34997
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: LUIS GARCIA
    Phone: 954-859-4696
    Email: LUISGARCIAFLA2@GMAIL.COM

    USA Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction with NARCAN class #125–PLS CHECK MY FB PAGE: MANY new events listed for International Overdose Awareness Day (Aug 31) & Recovery Month

    SE FL: TREASURE COAST/ Stuart : Prevent Overdose W/ Free Narcan Giveaway

    “NARCAN: Science, Myths and Implications for the Opioid Pandemic”

    1-Luis Garcia: Personal History & FB Mission
    2-Narcan History and Science
    3-Layperson Administration (MAD/nasal delivery, autoinjector, OTC Spray
    4-Stigma, urban legends,misconceptions
    5-Statistics and success stories
    6-Police,Fire,EMS and ER concerns
    7-Special Concerns: Addiction Treatment Field
    8-Guidelines for Layperson Good Samaritans
    9-Harm Reduction Strategies
    10- 2015 AHA CPR/AED Citizen CPR Guidelines.

    PREREGISTRATION AT 954-859-4696 IS REQUIRED. NO walkins

    https://www.facebook.com/events/349560562650073/

    CLASS is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Training certificate issued.
    Class size limited to 25 students.

    WEST PALM BEACH

    Florida

    Activity: SE FL: West Palm Beach Prevent Overdose W/ Free Narcan Giveaway
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 04:30 pm
    Location: The Miracles Club
    770 S Military Trl,
    West Palm Beach, Florida 33415
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: LUIS GARCIA
    Phone: 954-859-4696
    Email: LUISGARCIAFLA2@GMAIL.COM

    SE FL: West Palm Beach Prevent Overdose W/ Free Narcan Giveaway

    Miracle CLUB NA MEETING ROOM IN WEST PALM BEACH

    “NARCAN: Science, Myths and Implications for the Opioid Pandemic”

    1-Luis Garcia: Personal History & FB Mission
    2-Narcan History and Science
    3-Layperson Administration (MAD/nasal delivery, autoinjector, OTC Spray
    4-Stigma, urban legends,misconceptions
    5-Statistics and success stories
    6-Police,Fire,EMS and ER concerns
    7-Special Concerns: Addiction Treatment Field
    8-Guidelines for Layperson Good Samaritans
    9-Harm Reduction Strategies
    10- 2015 AHA CPR/AED Citizen CPR Guidelines.

    PREREGISTRATION AT 954-859-4696 IS REQUIRED. NO walkins

    https://www.facebook.com/events/516130655825255/

    CLASS is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Training certificate issued.
    Class size limited to 25 students.

    Georgia

    Albany

    Georgia

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Breakfast
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: The Change Center
    500 Pine Ave
    Albany, GA 31701
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Aspire Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
    Contact: Daniel Fleuren
    Phone: 229-496-1408
    Email: dfleuren@albanycsb.org

    A time where we can come together and speak out about recovery, where there is breath there is hope. These conversations are difficult but are life breathing. We will gather together in remembrance of those we have lost and advocate for those that are still suffering. Join us for breakfast, Narcan kit distribution and a recovery messaging session. How we speak in public about addiction saves lives, increases awareness and funding. Together we are stronger!

    Augusta

    Georgia

    Activity: Lantern release and memorial tributes
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Villa Europa Restaurant3044 Deans Bridge Rd
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Peggy Schaffer
    Phone: 7062884943
    Email: peggyschaffer@me.com

    We want to gather together and talk about those we lost, say their names out loud, have a candlelight prayer and then release lanterns at dusk to the heavens in honor of those we lost. There will be some finger foods available. All are welcome anytime after 5. These events will help raise awareness for those still struggling and to help erase the stigma of addiction.

    Clarkesville

    Georgia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:30 am
    Location: Grace Fellowship Church, 390 Rockford Cove Rd, Mt Airy, GA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Amber Kingry
    Phone: 770-906-0606
    Email: steppingstones533@gmail.com

    A ceremony to remember those lost to overdose, speakers regarding overdose, and training on how to identify overdose and apply narcan. Brochures will be provided regarding where narcan can be obtained and agencies that provide recovery assistance for substance abuse.

    Cumming

    Georgia

    Activity: 3rd Annual Teacup Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:06 pm
    Location: Century 21 Results
    2920 Ronald Reagan Blvd.
    Cumming, Ga 30041
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Realty4Rehab
    Contact: Jennifer Hodge
    Phone: 678-793-1303
    Email: Jenniferhodgerealtor@gmail.com

    A time of “Remembrance “ to honor those that have fought one of the toughest battles man has ever encountered. Our loved ones I will be honored – for their battle.

    Fayetteville

    Georgia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Memorial Tree Unveiling
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 140 Stonewall Ave W
    Fayetteville, Georgia
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drug Free Fayette
    Contact: Event Organiser
    Phone:
    Email:

    Please come for the unveiling of the memorial tree planted at the Fayette County Administration Complex in memory of all Fayette County residents who lost their life to overdose.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/350843199190859/

    Newnan GA

    Georgia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Memorial Tree Unveiling
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 60 Sprayberry Road, Newnan Georgia.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drug Free Coweta C-SAP
    Contact: Jean Felts
    Phone: 404-323-4170
    Email: jean.felts@gmail.com

    Please come for the unveiling of the memorial tree planted at Newnan’s new Sprayberry Road Recreational Dog Park in memory of all Coweta County residents who lost their life to overdose.

    STONE MOUNTAIN

    Georgia

    Activity: DPI Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Lawn of Decatur Presbyterian Church
    205 Sycramore St. Decatur GA 30030
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Decatur Prevention Initiative Incorporated
    Contact: Terrie Moore
    Phone: 770.843.9698
    Email: decaturprevention@gmail.com

    A candlelight vigil with a story of loss and a story of hope. Optional: Bring a photo to share for a community project.
    All inclusive ceremony

    Hawaii

    Hawaii

    Hawaii

    Activity: Launch of opioid awareness campaign (including opiod dependence risk survey)
    Date: 26/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: https://hawaiiopioid.org/
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hawaii Opioid Initiative
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    This initiative encourages adults to find out their risk for opioid dependence by answering a few simple questions at https://hawaiiopioid.org/. Advertisements will air on television and on digital platforms until 24 November.

    Honolulu

    Hawaii

    Activity: Purple Illumination of Honolulu Hale for International overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 530 S King St, Honolulu HI 96813
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Honolulu City Council
    Contact: Kirk Caldwell
    Phone: (808) 768-4141
    Email:

    Purple Illumination of Honolulu Hale in recognition of International overdose Awareness Day

    Honolulu

    Hawaii

    Activity: 30 Years of Aloha
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 11:30 am
    Location: Harris United Methodist Church. 20 South Vineyard Blvd, Honolulu Hawaii 96813
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hawaii Health & Harm Reduction Center
    Contact: Andrew Ogata
    Phone: 8088533267
    Email: Info@hhhrc.org

    30 Years of Aloha is an event aimed at raising awareness of overdose and reducing stigma associated with drug-related deaths. We will also be commemorating 30 Years of Syringe Exchange in Hawai’i, in conjunction with International Overdose Awareness Day. A documentary on the history of syringe exchange in Hawai’i will be featured, followed by a panel discussion about the evolution and impact syringe exchange has had on public health and the community. Free Naloxone training will be offered.

    Honolulu

    Hawaii

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day & 30 Years of Syringe Exchange
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 11:30 am
    Location: Harris United Methodist Church
    20 S Vineyard Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96813
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hawaii Health & Harm Reduction Center
    Contact: Nikos A. Leverenz
    Phone: 8085212437
    Email: nleverenz@hhhrc.org

    An event aimed at raising awareness of overdose and reducing stigma associated with drug-related deaths. We will also be commemorating 30 years of syringe exchange in Hawaii. A documentary on the history of syringe exchange in Hawaii will be featured, followed by a panel discussion about the evolution and impact syringe exchage has had on public health and the community.

    Idaho

    Boise

    Idaho

    Activity: Shoe Display – Idaho Recovery Open Awareness Ride
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Idaho State Capitol Building
    700 W Jefferson St
    Bosie, ID 83702
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: PEER Wellness Center
    Contact: Chris Mecham
    Phone: 208-941-6311
    Email: chris@peerwellnesscenter.org

    Display of shoes with attached balloons to visually depict the number of overdose deaths in the state in the last year. There will be featured speakers from the Office of Drug Policy and others along with over 100 motorcyclists showing the fun that can be had in recovery.

    Coeur d’Alene

    Idaho

    Activity: Shoe Display – Idaho Recovery Open Awareness Ride
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Lawn of Courthouse
    501 N Government Way
    Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Kootenai Recovery Community Center
    Contact: Takali Omega
    Phone: 208-932-8005
    Email: contactus@kootenairecoverycenter.org

    Display of shoes with attached balloons to visually depict the number of overdose deaths in the state in the last year, along with over 100 motorcyclists showing the fun that can be had in recovery.

    Idaho & Montana

    Idaho

    Activity: IROAR (Idaho Recovery Open Awareness Ride)
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: starts in Twin Falls and ends in Emmett, Idaho
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Gem County Recovery Community
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    The Idaho Recovery Open Awareness Ride (IROAR) is focused on celebrating Recovery Month and sharing the message that recovery is possible. All motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to join this beautiful scenic ride through Idaho and parts of Montana. Riders will begin their journey from the Canyon Recovery Community Center on Thursday August 29 and finish on September 2 with a recovery fair in Emmett.

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iroar-idaho-recovery-open-awareness-ride-registration-60308681891

    Idaho Falls

    Idaho

    Activity: Idaho Falls Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 3477 S. Pioneer Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83402
    On the lawn between Smith Chevrolet and Smith Honda. August 31st @ 7:00 pm
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kathy
    Phone: 949-637-6374
    Email: sogonefromsocal@yahoo.com

    Remembering our family and friends we lost to overdose and celebrating with everyone in recovery that are at our event. We will have speakers, resources and candlelight vigil.

    Pocatello

    Idaho

    Activity: Shoes on the Steps
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Bannock County Court House
    624 E. Center Street
    Pocatello, ID 83201
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Chris Daniels
    Phone: 2084171749
    Email: chris@hopeandrecovery.net

    National Recovery Month, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental and substance use disorders to live a healthy and rewarding life.

    However, not everyone makes it into recovery. Thousands of people die each year from drug overdose. They come from all walks of life.

    On August 31st , Hope and Recovery Resource Center will begin Recovery Month by observing International Overdose Awareness Day on the steps of the Bannock County Court House. We will display 236 pairs of shoes with a purple recovery balloon to commemorate the 236 individuals that perished due to overdose in the State of Idaho during 2017.

    International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable. International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on the 31st August each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

    For more information contact Chris Daniels at chris@hopeandrecovery.net

    Illinois

    Addison

    Illinois

    Activity: Serenity House Counseling Services Overdose Awarness Event -Narcan Training
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Location: Serenity House For more details
    Address: 891 Rohlwing Road, Addison go to our website:
    Date: August 29, 2019 www.serenityhouse.com
    Day: Thursday
    Time: 6:00-9:00 PMPublic/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Serenity House Counseling Services, Incs
    Contact: Donna Rennard
    Phone: 16306206616
    Email: donna.rennard@serenityhouse.com

    Serenity House is celebrating International Overdose Awareness Day to spread the awareness of addiction and strengthen the spirit of recovery. On August 29, we will be honoring lost loved ones and educating on the truths of subs…

    Events:

    6:00-6:30 PM
    Games/Crafts

    6:30-6:45 PM
    Opening Statement

    6:45-7:45 PM
    Narcan Training

    7:45-8:00 PM
    Chimes

    8:00-8:30 PM
    Testimonials

    8:30-9:00 PM
    Candlelight Awareness
    Walk

    *Optional
    Bring a picture of
    a loved one lost
    through addictions

    Arlington Heights

    Illinois

    Activity: Overdose Awareness/Naloxone Administration Training
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road
    Arlington Heights, IL 60004
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.
    Contact: John Glueckert or Chris Mayer
    Phone: 847-253-0168
    Email: info@glueckertfh.com

    Two training sessions daily focusing on overdose awareness and administration of Naloxone during Awareness Week. Local support organization, Live4Lali, provides the Nalozxone.

    Arlington Heights

    Illinois

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil and Service
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road
    Arlington Heights, IL 60004
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: John Glueckert or Chris Mayer
    Phone: 847-253-0168
    Email: info@glueckertfh.com

    Candlelight Vigil & Service

    ARLINGTON HTS

    Illinois

    Activity: Overdose Awareness/Naloxone Administration Training
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road
    Arlington Heights, IL 60004
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.
    Contact: John Glueckert or Chris Mayer
    Phone: 847-253-0168
    Email: info@glueckertfh.com

    Two training sessions daily (M-F 11:00 am and 6:00 pm) focusing on overdose awareness and administration of Naloxone during Awareness Week. Local support organization, Live4Lali, provides the Nalozxone.

    Aurora

    Illinois

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil and Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Simmons Park
    1204 Indian Trail
    Aurora, IL 60506
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Breaking Free & Chris Walk
    Contact: Betsy Santana
    Phone: 6308971003
    Email: bsantana@breakingfreeinc.org

    This event will feature speakers, a candlelight vigil, and overdose awareness information. Guest speakers include: Aurora Deputy Mayor Chuck Nelson, Kaneo County Sheriff Ron Hein, Kane County Coroner Rob Russell, and more.

    Bring a picture of your loved one(s) for the vigil.

    Aurora

    Illinois

    Activity: Community NARCAN Training
    Date: 24/09/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Breaking Free
    120 Gale Street
    Aurora, IL 60506
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Breaking Free
    Contact: Betsy Santana
    Phone: 630.897.1003
    Email: bsantana@breakingfreeinc.org

    Join us for a FREE information and training session about the life
    saving medication NARCAN. This training is open to everyone!

    Training will include: Overdose Prevention Strategies, Signs & Symptoms of Overdose, NARCAN Administration, Good Samaritan Law, Information & Resources

    Bloomingdale

    Illinois

    Activity: Bloomingdale Drug Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Bloomingdale Police Department
    201 S. Bloomingdale Rd
    Bloomingdale, IL
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: LTM Foundation
    Contact: Cathy Burns
    Phone:
    Email: info@ltmfoundation.org

    Community Leaders, NARCAN Training, Balloon launch, addiction related support services, Hidden in Plain Sight Prevention Awareness Trailer

    Breese

    Illinois

    Activity: Clinton County International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Main Pavilion
    Northside Park
    7pm
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Cara Loddeke
    Phone: 618-803-9969
    Email: caraeloddeke@yahoo.com

    Panel of recovering addicts, family of ado, law enforcement, etc. to provide education and awareness and open discussion with peers. Followed by a candlelight vigil to remember those we have lost to addiction.

    Canton

    Illinois

    Activity: 5th Annual Addiction and Overdose Awareness Walk
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:03 pm
    Location: 1160 E Locust St
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    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Duneys Defense
    Contact: Sue Tisdale
    Phone: 3092675995
    Email: Duneysdefense@gmail.com

    Speakers, resources, memorial walk, free Naloxone training and distribution

    Canton

    Illinois

    Activity: 5th Annual Addiction and Overdose Awareness Walk
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: 250 S Avenue D
    Canton Il
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Sue
    Phone: 309-267-5995
    Email: Duneysdefense@gmail.com

    Local speakers sharing their personal experiences with addiction, people who have lost a loved one to Overdose and treatment professionals providing facts about substance abuse disorder.
    Free Naloxone training and distribution

    Carpentersville

    Illinois

    Activity: Let’s come together – No stigma No shame
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Moose lodge
    309 Lake Marion Road
    Carpentersville, IL
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: JA2SOON
    Contact: Terri Dudar
    Phone: 847.428.4497
    Email: stop_od@yahoo.com

    We will be serving a pulled pork dinner while listening to our speakers from JA2SOON, Renz Treatment center, people in recovery and more.

    There will be resources for anyone struggling with substance use or the loss of a loved one. Naloxone training will be provided for free.

    This is a free event open to the public.

    You are not alone,there is hope!

    #nostigma. #noshame. #endoverdose

    Carpentersville

    Illinois

    Activity: Proclamation – International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 am
    Location: Village Board Meeting
    Village Hall Boardroom
    1200 L.W. Besinger Drive
    Carpentersville, IL 60110
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Village of Carpentersville, Illinois
    Contact: Kelly Mastera – Village Clerk
    Phone: 224-293-1627
    Email: kmastera@cville.org

    Proclamation

    International Overdose Awareness Day
    August 31, 2019

    WHEREAS, Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) statistics indicate that drug overdose is the leading cause of injury-related death in the United States for people between the ages of 35-54 and the second leading cause of injury-related death for young people; and
    WHEREAS, more than 28,000 people die each year of an overdose from heroin, cocaine, prescription drugs or other narcotics; more than the number of deaths due to guns, murders or HIV/AIDS; and
    WHEREAS, accidental drug overdose cases have quadrupled since 1990; and,
    WHEREAS, International Overdose Awareness Day originally started in Australia as an initiative of the Salvation Army in the year 2001; and
    WHEREAS, International Overdose Awareness Day provides an opportunity for people around the world to publicly mourn loved ones by honoring and remembering those who have lost their lives to an overdose; and,
    WHEREAS, numerous participating countries use this occasion to educate policy makers and the public about the growing overdose crisis in the United States and abroad, thereby offering concrete solutions that could possibly save lives; and
    WHEREAS, in 2010, Illinois enacted the Overdose Protection Law, which allows trained individuals to administer life-saving drugs in the event of an overdose, and this law would further save lives by protecting friends and family who seek medical help for those who overdose from arrest or prosecution for the possession of small amounts of drugs;
    NOW, THEREFORE, I, John M. Skillman, President of the Village of Carpentersville, do hereby proclaim August 31, 2019 as “Overdose Awareness Day” in Carpentersville, in memory of the people who have either lost loved ones, or live with permanent injuries resulting from drug overdose.
    Dated and signed at the Village of Carpentersville, Kane County, Illinois this 20th day of August, 2019.

    Chicago

    Illinois

    Activity: Balloon Launch and 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:04 pm
    Location: 723 W 111TH ST
    Venue: 1250 W. 119th St, Chicago, IL 60643
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: KIRBY REHABILITATION
    Contact: Lea Kirby
    Phone: 773 614 4002
    Email: lkirby@kirbyrehab.org

    Balloon Launch and 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament to raise Awareness and Funds for services.

    DeKalb

    Illinois

    Activity: IOAD
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Holmes Student Center lounge area, DeKalb, Illinois 60115
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Celebration of IOAD and the lives of those lost or who have been affected by overdose

    Dekalb

    Illinois

    Activity: Naloxone Training
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Northern Illinois Public Health Consortium
    Contact: Amaal Tokars
    Phone:
    Email:

    Education about the symptoms and treatment of overdose (including Naloxone training).

    DeKalb

    Illinois

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Holmes Student Center, Lounge Area
    600 Lucinda Ave, DeKalb, IL 60115
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Giselle Navarro
    Phone:
    Email: gnavarro5@niu.edu

    help to end overdose

    Effingham

    Illinois

    Activity: International Drug Overdose Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Evergreen Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: DondiClay
    Phone: 6609562498
    Email: dondiclay@gmail.com

    A get together for a candle vigil and lantern release honoring those lost to overdose.

    Elgin

    Illinois

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil for Overdose Awareness
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: 2 American Way, Elgin, IL 60120
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Renz Addiction Counseling Center
    Contact: Deb Howe
    Phone: 847-697-5582
    Email: dhowe@renzcenter.org

    To commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day, Renz Addiction Counseling Center is inviting community residents who have lost a family member or friend to a drug overdose to a candlelight vigil in their honor on August 29, 7:30 p.m., at the Center’s Two American Way, Elgin, location. Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain is scheduled to speak. For individuals who would also like to have a loved one’s name highlighted at the vigil, contact Renz Center’s Yesenia Lopez at ylopez@RenzCenter.org or call 847-742-3545 before August 22nd.
    “The candlelight vigil is a special occasion to remember loved ones lost to alcohol or drugs,” said Renz Center’s Executive Director Jerry Skogmo, “and an opportunity to come together as a community to remind those struggling with an addiction that overdose prevention is key and treatment is possible.”
    International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event that aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have lost their life to a drug overdose.
    Drug overdose deaths and opioid-involved deaths continue to be high in Kane County. In 2018, 68 people died as a result of opioid-related drug overdoses, reported the Kane County Health Department/Kane County Coroner’s Office. That’s higher than 2017, with 55 deaths reported.
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “In 2017, there were 70,237 drug overdose deaths in the United States. The age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths in 2017 was 9.6% higher than the rate in 2016.” Additionally, the CDC reported that drug overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids other than methadone increased by 45% from 2016 to 2017.
    On August 13 at 6:30 p.m., The Coalition for a Safe & Healthy Elgin will be offering an Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Prevention Education and Training to anyone who may be impacted by an accidental overdose. Naloxone is an antidote to opioid drugs, such as narcotic pain medications or heroin, and when administered during an opioid overdose can reduce the chance of death or brain and tissue damage due to lack of oxygen. This training is offered several times a year by The Coalition or Renz Center, and participants can learn:
    • How to tell if someone is overdosing
    • Calling 9-1-1 and the information they will need
    • Implementing emergency first aid
    • Dispensing Naloxone
    • Accidental overdose prevention information
    • Assessment and treatment options
    A free Naloxone Kit is given at the conclusion of the training session. For more information or to register for the August 13 session, call Renz Center at (847) 742-3545 and select extension 267.
    Renz Center provides a continuum of care dedicated to the prevention, intervention and treatment of addictive behaviors related to alcohol, drugs, and gambling. Services range from prevention programs for youth in the schools to outpatient treatment programs for adolescents and adults. Priority is given to pregnant women and women with dependent children. Offices are located in Elgin, St. Charles, and Streamwood.
    Renz Addiction Counseling Center is licensed by the state of Illinois for its adult and adolescent outpatient treatment programs. Renz Center is a non-profit organization funded in part by the federal government, Elgin Township, the Illinois Department of Human Services, Hanover Township, Geneva, and St. Charles 708 Mental Health Boards and other local community organizations. To find out more about Renz Center’s programs, call 847-742-3545 or visit www.renzcenter.org.

    Glendale Heights/Bloomingdale

    Illinois

    Activity: Neighbourhood Watch IOAD Event
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Bloomingdale Police Department/Pavilion
    201 S Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Village of Glendale Heights
    Contact: Tanya Macko
    Phone: 630-909-5459
    Email: tanya_macko@glendaleheights.org

    Tour “Hidden in Plain Sight” trailer to see places teens hide drugs
    Learn what the community is doing to fight this epidemic
    Save a life, get trained on administering Naloxone (Narcan)
    Bring pictures of your loved one lost to addiction to display at the memorial table
    Meet resources that provide addiction related support, services and awareness
    Raise awareness by purchasing a purple porch LED bulb from Bloomingdale or Addison Ace Hardware

    Hillsboro

    Illinois

    Activity: International Overdose Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Lincoln Plaza 200 S Main St Hillsboro, Illinois
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SAAD standing against addiction and drugs
    Contact: Pam Scott
    Phone: 1217=556-6098
    Email: www.letsaadhelp@gmail.com

    4 speakers, walk around old court house in memory with a candle vigil, balloon lift in memory of the loved ones. Helping to break the stigma. available resources will be attending

    Mendota

    Illinois

    Activity: Buddy’s Purpose 8th Overdose Awareness Walk
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Blackstone Park 5th Ave Mendota Il 61342
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Buddy’s Purpose
    Contact: Lori Brown
    Phone: 815-993-8314
    Email: Buddyspurpose@yahoo.com

    A walk to remember our loved ones gone too soon from Substance Misuse
    Speakers, a memory list, butterfly release & resources for substance misuse

    Naperville

    Illinois

    Activity: Forever in Our Hearts
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Naperville Grand Pavilion
    500 Jackson ave.
    Naperville, IL 60564Located along the Riverwalk
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Path to Recovery Foundation
    Contact: Deb Lewin
    Phone: 630-962-9652
    Email: help@pathtorecoveryfoundation.org

    We will have resources, Narcan training, video presentation, speakers and a candle light vigil.

    Naperville

    Illinois

    Activity: Forever In Our Hearts
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: 500 Jackson Ave. Naperville, IL 60564
    Just past Centennial Beach
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Path to Recovery Foundation
    Contact: Deb Lewin
    Phone: 6302344271
    Email: help@pathtorecoveryfoundation.org

    Forever In Our Hearts Overdose Awareness Day event will honor those we have lost. We will have resources tables, Nalaxone Training, video presentation,The Trailer “Hidden In Plain Sight” and a variety of speakers. Our speakers will touch on recovery, remembering those we have lost, Harm Reduction, HIV and hope.

    Oak Forest

    Illinois

    Activity: drug overdose awareness day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 6200 167 st
    Tinley Park, il 60477
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: carey m murray
    Phone: 7085604945
    Email: nannamurray@sbcglobal.netF

    Drug overdose awareness day.. Gathering of those lost to this horrible addiction

    oak forest

    Illinois

    Activity: drug overdose awareness day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: faith United pres church
    6200 167th St
    Tinley Park, Il10:00 am
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: carey m murray
    Phone: 7085604945
    Email: nannamurray@sbcglobal.net

    honoring those lost to addicition
    encourageing those in the grips of addiction

    tinley park

    Illinois

    Activity: drug overdose awareness day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 6200 167th st Tinley Park, Il 60477
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: carey murray
    Phone: 7085604945
    Email: nannamurray@sbcglobal.net

    We want to honor those fallen to this awful disease.

    Woodstock

    Illinois

    Activity: 4th Annual International Overdose Awareness
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Woodstock Square – 121 W. Van Buren Street, Woodstock, Il 60098
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition
    Contact: Laura Crain
    Phone: 815-334-4048
    Email: llcrain@mchenrycountyil.gov

    This event opens with a police escorted motorcycle brigade. The memorial hosts speakers from the community both professionals and personal stories. Families/friends are encouraged to bring a pair of shoes from somebody who has faced, or is facing, a substance use disorder. Shoes are used to line the walkways to the event. During the event there is an opportunity for people to call out the name of somebody that has died from an overdose or related to their substance use. Before and after the event there are resource tables, t-shirts for purchase, naloxone trainings including free naloxone, distribution of fentanyl testing strips, participant inclusion in the creation of a banner and art piece to represent the event. The event ends with the “Roar for Recovery” when all of the motorcycles rev loud enough to be heard by all the angels in heaven!

    Indiana

    Arlington Heights

    Indiana

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Glueckert Funeral Home (Parking Lot)
    1520 N Arlington Heights Rd,
    Arlington Heights, IL 60004
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Live4Lali
    Contact: Laura Fry
    Phone:
    Email: laura@live4lali.org

    Remember lives lost to an accidental drug overdose, connect with surviving families, and acquire free naloxone and fentanyl test strips. HIV and hepatitis C testing will be provided by staff from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health’s Community Outreach Intervention Projects. Additional information about an on-going study will be provided. Children welcome! The Kenneth Young Center will have a craft tent for kids to paint memorial rocks.

    Connersville

    Indiana

    Activity: Workshop and evening concert
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: workshop @ Expo Hall. Concert @ Calvary Baptist Church, 309 W. 24th St (Connersville, Indiana)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Valle Vista Health Systems, Communities that Care, and Family Services and Prevention Programs
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

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    Dyer

    Indiana

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Event and Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Franciscan Health Dyer Hospital
    24 Joliet St.
    Dyer, IN. 46311
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Meagan Deprizio
    Phone:
    Email: meagandeprizio@yahoo.com

    Memorial Display, Speakers, Candlelight Vigil

    If you would like your loved one remembered in our memorial display, please send a photo along with the year of birth and death to meagandeprizio@yahoo.com

    Evansville

    Indiana

    Activity: Soulshine Tattoo Studio & Evansville Recovery Alliance Fundraiser
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Soulshine Tattoo Studio
    5350 Old Booneville Highway
    Evansville IN 47725
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Ashley
    Phone: 812-215-6390
    Email: tattooedmomma1984@gmail.com

    We are going to be giving away multiple prizes. We will be giving away a collaboration tattoo valued at $1000, multiple cosmetologists gift certificates, a $100 gift certificate to Ink Envy Apparel, and we will be doing a $40 flash sale. The Lobo Lounge will be here providing food & drinks. In order to be entered into the giveaways you must either purchase a raffle ticket, which are $10 or donate $10 worth of items they are in need of. Drop off items at the shop and buy raffle tickets there also. Must be present during the event to win! We will also be doing a candlelight vigil for those that we have loved that lost their battle with addiction.

    FORT WAYNE

    Indiana

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: 3636 Parnell Ave
    Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Andrea L Schroeder
    Phone: 2605576315
    Email: andiu115@gmail.com

    This event is open to the public and is to remember those who have lost their lives to an overdose. This event is also aimed at raising awareness, silencing the stigma, and to celebrate recovery.

    There will be food, speakers, and a balloon release. Please consider joining us on Saturday August 31, 2019 at Fort Wayne Turners, from 4:00 PM -7:00 PM

    FORT WAYNE

    Indiana

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day 2019, A Day of Hope and Healing
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: 3636 Parnell Ave
    Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Andrea L Schroeder
    Phone: 2605576315
    Email: andiu115@gmail.com

    This event is open to the public and is to remember those who have lost their lives to an overdose. This event is also aimed at raising awareness, silencing the stigma, and to celebrate recovery.

    There will be food, speakers, and a balloon release. Please consider joining us on Saturday August 31, 2019 at Fort Wayne Turners, from 4:00 PM -7:00 PM.

    IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING, HELPING, OR SPEAKING AND SHARING YOUR STORY PLEASE CONTACT:

    Andrea Schroeder-260-557-6315
    Rachel Rau-260-755-9865

    Frankfort

    Indiana

    Activity: 4th Annual Clinton County Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Veterans Park
    Frankfort Indiana
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kimberly K Newhart
    Phone: 7652423676
    Email: Kknewhart@yahoo.com

    Remembering those loved ones lost and those who are still struggling. Education and awareness. Guest speaker Justin Phillips. #No more shame, No more stigma and No more silence

    Huntingburg

    Indiana

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Candelight Vigil
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Market Street Park
    319 E 4th Street
    Huntingburg, Indiana 47542
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Dubois County Substance Abuse Council
    Contact: Jenna Bieker
    Phone:
    Email: dcsac@duboiscountyin.org

    We will host an candelight vigil in remembrance of all those who have struggled with or were taken from us too soon due to overdose. We welcome all friends and families of these individuals for an event with music, guest speakers, a balloon release activity and more! Please feel free to bring pictures of your loved ones, as you will have an opportunity to display them and/or share your experiences. Everyone is welcome! We will share, remember, hear stories of hope, and provide education about topics related to overdose awareness.

    Indianapolis

    Indiana

    Activity: Indiana Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 25/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Indiana State Museum – Great Hall
    650 W Washington Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Overdose Lifeline, Inc.
    Contact: Overdose Lifeline
    Phone: 844-554-3354
    Email: contact@overdoselifeline.org

    ​Overdose Lifeline’s 6th annual Indiana Overdose Awareness Day event will be hosted at the Indiana State Museum – Great Hall, 650 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Join Overdose Lifeline as we remember the countless lives lost to overdose, and offer our support to those family and loved ones directly impacted by the addiction crisis.

    The event will begin at 5:30 with food and fellowship, and include naloxone training at 6:30, concluding with the formal program starting at 6:45 and ending with a candle light vigil on the Indianapolis Canal.

    LAFAYETTE

    Indiana

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 25/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: North End Community Center
    Monon Room A & B
    2000 Elmwood Avenue
    Lafayette, Indiana
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drug Free Coalition of Tippecanoe County
    Contact: Jennifer Swartz
    Phone: 7654719916
    Email: jennifer@dftipp.org

    The event will include an opiate response training at 2 pm and a time of remembrance at 3 pm.

    McCordsville

    Indiana

    Activity: Light Up The World 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Christ Presbyterian Church
    7879 Carroll Rd 700 west
    MvCordsville IN 46055
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Someone’s Child-Helping Hands
    Contact: Heather Gillis Feeney
    Phone: 317-414’6469
    Email: Schh2016C@gmail.com

    Narcan training, speakers followed by over 300 angel names read publicly with a candle lit for each one.

    Muncie

    Indiana

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Buterfly Rlease
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Natasha Newcomb
    Phone:
    Email:

    Butterfly release to honour drug overdose victims and commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day

    muncie

    Indiana

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 pm
    Location: Urban Light Church, Muncie, Indiana
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Urban Light
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Urban Light will hold a candlelight vigil on the church’s lawn at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30

    New Albany

    Indiana

    Activity: Proclamation
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of New Albany
    Contact: Shane Gibson
    Phone:
    Email:

    Mayor issued proclamation.

    Terre Haute

    Indiana

    Activity: Butterfly Release and Ceremony
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:30 pm
    Location: 88 Wabash Court, Terre Haute, IN
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: WIN Recovery and Hamilton Center
    Contact: Hamilton Center
    Phone:
    Email:

    Ceremony, speakers, tours of WIN Recovery and butterfly release.

    Iowa

    Cedar Rapids

    Iowa

    Activity: IHRC International Overdose Awareness Day 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition
    1216 2nd Ave SE
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    52403
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition
    Contact: Sarah
    Phone: 319-214-0540
    Email: hello@iowaharmreductioncoalition.org

    Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition (IHRC) is pleased to host its annual International Overdose Awareness Day event in order to remember the lives of those we have lost to overdose. The event will feature a free community picnic beginning at 12:00pm, and a program of speakers from 1:00pm – 2:30pm. Speakers will include people who have personally experienced opioid overdose; parents, siblings, children, friends, spouses, and lovers of people who have died due to overdose; and elected officials. The event will also feature naloxone training and free naloxone; awards for individuals who have reversed overdoses; tours of IHRC’s office & services; free professional portraits; storytelling; short film screening and art exhibit; opportunities to advocate for policy solutions to the overdose crisis. All are welcome to contribute photos and other items to the event memorial altar in memory of those our community has lost to overdose.

    Davenport

    Iowa

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Walk
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Vander Veer Botanical Park, 215 W Central Park Ave, Davenport, Iowa
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: QC Harm Reduction
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    IOAD walk

    Kentucky

    Danville

    Kentucky

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 09/12/2019
    Time: 05:15 pm
    Location: First Christian Church, 555 E. Lexington Avenue, Danville KY
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Boyle County ASAP and Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
    Contact: Kathy Miles
    Phone:
    Email: kathy.miles@centre.edu

    Casey’s Law training, Stories of Hope and Recovery, and Memorial service for loved ones of those who have died of drug overdoses

    Lexington

    Kentucky

    Activity: Dv8k – A Life Changing Race – Run, Walk or Virtual Race
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Keeneland Race Course, 4201 Versailles Road, Lexington, Kentucky 40510 or your hometown (for Virtual Race)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Dv8 Kitchen Vocational Training Foundation, Inc
    Contact: Rob Perez
    Phone: 8593215600
    Email: rob@dv8kitchen.com

    The 2nd Annual Dv8k Life Changing Run will be held in Lexington Kentucky on Saturday, August 31,2019, International Overdose Awareness Day. DV8 Kitchen and Bakery are hosting an 8K & 4K run/race, 1K fun walk and a Virtual Race in which you can support the effort.

    If you can’t make it to Lexington, Kentucky for the run, YOU CAN PARTICIPATE FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!

    No matter where you live, you can register. We will send you a race shirt, then you decide when, where, how far and how fast. Put on your Dv8k Shirt, go on your “personal” Life Changing Run and share the mantra “Time to Remember. Time to Act” with others. Snap a pic and let us know who you are remembering. http://instagram.com/dv8kitchen

    Louisville

    Kentucky

    Activity: FED UP! International Overdose Awareness Day Rally
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 301 S 6th St, Louisville, KY 40202
    Jefferson Square Park (corner of 6th and Jefferson)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: FED UP!
    Contact: Emily Walden
    Phone: 502-759-4116
    Email: ewalden3@gmail.com

    Speakers, Resource Tables and Information

    Shepherdsville

    Kentucky

    Activity: Break the Chains of Addiction's 5th Annual International Overdose Day Awareness Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Shepherdsville City Park (Pavilion)
    1st Street
    Shepherdsville, KY 40165
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Break the Chains of Addiction
    Contact: Lori Pile
    Phone: 5029212482
    Email: Breakthechainsofaddiction@gmail.com

    Break the Chains of Addiction will begin with a memorial walk around Shepherdsville City Park at 5:30pm EST. The prayer vigil will begin at 6pm EST. There will be speakers that has lost loved ones to an overdose. Kristen Kae with Heart Songs Records will be performing at the event. We will close with a memorial video and prayer.

    Louisiana

    Alexandria

    Louisiana

    Activity: MILLIE MATTERED OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Alexandria Louisiana City Park Boulevard
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Lilly Harvey
    Phone: 3184031310
    Email: llillydawn@aol.com

    To bring awareness to our community and stop the stigma of those whose life mattered

    Alexandria

    Louisiana

    Activity: Millie Mattered
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: City Park BLVD
    Alexandria Louisiana
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Lilly Harvey
    Phone: 3184031310
    Email: llillydawn@aol.com

    Pictures on the wall of life that matters guest speakers with testimonies from addiction to recovery.
    The story of Millie mattered
    Musical entertainment
    Walking for every step matters

    Alexandria

    Louisiana

    Activity: IOAD Lunch & Learn
    Date: 23/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Westside Library, Alexandria, Louisiana
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Central Louisiana Human Services District
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    IOAD lunch and training

    Houma

    Louisiana

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Event and Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Houma Courthouse Square, 7856 W Main St., Houma, LA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: S.A.R.A.H. Seeking Action Raising Awareness & Hope and Jacob’ s Ladder
    Contact: Renee’ Bertinot
    Phone: 9859919486
    Email: reneebertinot@gmail.com

    An Event to bring awareness to the Opioid Epidemic and to remember the ones who have lost their battle to this awful disease. We will have a vigil with families sharing the names and photos of their loved ones. We will have resources and other material to bring hope to people. We will have food and craft booths. We are planning to have a Bar B Que cook off as well. There will be musical entertainment and various speakers addressing different aspects of the opioid crisis. The money raised will go toward bringing a transitional housing facility for women in our local area. It is free to the public to attend. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the day and support a much needed cause.

    Find us on facebook
    SARAH- Seeking Action Raising Awareness and Hope@ S.A.R.A.H.rallyhouma

    Houma

    Louisiana

    Activity: S.A.R.A.H. SEEKING ACTION RAISING AWARENESS AND HOPE
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: 7850 west main st
    Houma, La. 70360
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: S.A.R.A.H.
    Contact: Renee Bertinot
    Phone: 9859919486
    Email: reneebertinot@gmail.com

    To bring awareness to the opioid epidemic. To bring resources to the community. To bring hope to those in addiction. To remember those we have lost to this awful disease.
    We will have a Cajun cook off. There will be music and speakers. We will have a candlelight vigil at 7:00 p.m. to remember those we have lost.
    Find us on Facebook at
    S.A.R.A.H. Seeking Action Raising Awareness & Hope

    New Orleans

    Louisiana

    Activity: Revive. Survive. “Peace Out Overdose”
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 1125 N. Tonti St.
    New Orleans, LA 70119
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Odyssey House Louisiana
    Contact: Areial Watts
    Phone: 2283822440
    Email: awatts@ohlinc.org

    Show Solidarity by Wearing Purple and Silver
    Activity: Asking all employees at OHL and clients to wear the symbolizing colors on that day. Supporters are encouraged to wear. If IOAD shirts are ordered all staff and residents encouraged to wear.

    Share Helpful Information on Social Media
    Activity: Push out on social media before the day of the event. Encouraging other agencies to reach out to us if they want to host this at their agency as well.
    Activity: Letter in OHL’s newsletter
    This particular newsletter will be released Friday, August, 30 (the day of the event). A save the date should be sent out through the email blast or on the new letter weeks leading up to the event to engage staff in participating is this the goal.
    Activity: ODYSSEY House Louisiana Social Media Network
    • #OverdoseAwareness2019
    • #EndOverdose
    • #iPreventOverdose
    • #ReviveSurviveOverDosePrevention

    OHL Clients Engagement
    Rationale: Recognize and engage with individuals directly impacted by the opioid epidemic, and provide a moment of peace to recognize those who have been lost. Provide a space for individuals to share their stories and bring awareness to the ongoing crisis within the New Orleans community.
    Activity: Chef prepares a small remembrance token. I suggest purple cupcakes for the clients, and also an incentive/reminder of why they are there. Purple ribbon distributed as well. We will take pictures of and push out on social media throughout the day using hashtags.
    Activity: Project Supervisor will be in the Residential courtyard facilitating activity. Place a purple box labeled “Time to Remember” for clients to reflect on someone they lose, an incident that involved themselves overdosing or responding to an overdose. Place a 2nd purple box labeled “Time to Act” for clients to reflect on being in recovery/OHL programs or other ways they have to address the opioid epidemic in their personal lives. Participants will receive dog tags for sharing a story. We will take pictures of responses and push out on social media throughout the day using hashtags.

    Maine

    Augusta

    Maine

    Activity: Augusta, Maine International Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 22/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Mill Park
    1 Water Street
    Augusta, Maine 04330
    5:00pm-7:00pm
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Augusta, Maine GRASP Chapter Group
    Contact: Sharon Bailey
    Phone: 207-549-3877
    Email: sbaileymb1118@gmail.com

    Hosted by the Augusta, Maine GRASP (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing) Chapter Group.
    This is a community event to provide education/resources, and bring about awareness in order to reduce stigma and further overdose deaths. It is also a time for remembering and honoring those lost to overdose. The event is scheduled on August 22nd this year from 5:00pm-7:00pm to hopefully promote greater participation.
    There will be music, Speakers, handouts, food for purchase, and naloxone kits available. Materials for making luminaries will be provided to honor loved ones who were lost, and their names will be announced. Pictures are welcome for our remembrance table. A small ceremony will conclude the event in their honor. If you are unable to attend and would like someone’s name read, please post their name, and age/date if passing on our Facebook event page, or contact us.

    Bangor

    Maine

    Activity: In Memoriam to our dearly departed Overdose Awareness Day 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 100 Broad Street
    Bangor Maine 04401
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Needlepoint Sanctuary Bengor
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Community members from the greater Bangor area will be gathering in Pickering Square starting at noon on Saturday August 31st. We will be gathered to mourn the loss and remember the lives of the 354 Mainer’s lost to opiate overdose this past year.

    Volunteers from Needlepoint Sanctuary, Health Equity Alliance, and other community organizations will be coordinating a community art project in Pickering Square beginning at 12:15. There will be a memorial canvas and loads of acryillic paint- there will also be lots of sidewalk chalk. We encourage attendees to bring flowers, photographs, candles, and mementos of their lost friends and family members.
    Let us fill Pickering Square with color and compassion to honor our lost.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/358926844796628/

    Boothbay Harbor

    Maine

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day @Boothbay Harbor
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Harbor Peer & Wellness Center
    35 School Street
    Boothbay Harbor
    Maine 04538
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Join us up the coast in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day. We will be hosting vigils for our Bath and Boothbay Harbor communities, in deep solidarity and with radical love. ❤️

    #weareamistad
    #supportyourlocalpeers

    Portland

    Maine

    Activity: Church of Safe Injection Overdose Vigil
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12 pm to 2 pm
    Location: Front steps of City Hall
    389 Congress St.
    Portland, ME 04101
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Church of Safe Injection
    Contact: Jesse Harvey
    Phone: 207-543-3442
    Email: jesse.portlandOPS@gmail.com

    Please join us on this year’s International Overdose Awareness Day to remember the lives of those lost to preventable drug poisoning, and to protest the do-nothing attitude being embraced by such Maine legislators as Rep. Patty Hymanson. This event has the potential to turn into a more happy and hopeful event- a solemn remembrance followed by a celebration of the Maine legislature’s forward movement… But we will see within the coming weeks if they choose to support science or stigma… life or death. If they choose to support stigma and death, then the OD Vigil will be followed by a protest against Maine and municipal policies that are killing People Who Use Drugs (PWUD).
    Interested co-hosts or collaborators please reach out to jesse.PortlandOPS@gmail.com
    https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/07/dozens-stage-city-hall-die-in-to-call-attention-to-drug-deaths/

    Portland

    Maine

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Deering Oaks Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Portland Needle Exchange Program
    Contact: Zoe Brokos
    Phone: (207) 756-8024
    Email: zop@portlandmaine.gov

    The sixth annual Overdose Awareness Day Vigil will feature two art installations, naloxone distribution, music, lantern making and other events to honor the lives lost to opioid overdoses in our community.

    Portland

    Maine

    Activity: IOAD Vigil
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: The Church of Safe Injection
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Church of Safe Injection
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    March & Vigil in honor of IOAD

    Maryland

    Baltimore

    Maryland

    Activity: Donate Life Flag Raising for Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland
    1730 Twin Springs Rd. Suite 200
    Baltimore, MD 21227
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland
    Contact: Sarah Dziwanowski
    Phone: 4438331058
    Email: griefsupport@thellf.org

    In honor of International Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31, The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland will be hosting a Donate Life flag raising on Friday, Aug. 30, to honor generous organ, eye, tissue, and in-spirit donors who have died of an overdose. We invite donor families, friends, and the general public as we honor the memory of these individuals and raise awareness for those struggling with addiction and substance use disorder. Following the flag raising, we invite attendees to join us for refreshments. Grief support and resources will be available.

    For those who cannot make it in person, the flag raising will be live streamed from The LLF’s Facebook page.

    Baltimore

    Maryland

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Baltimore Harm rduction Coalition
    Contact: Baltimore Harm reduction Coalition
    Phone:
    Email:

    International Overdose Awareness Day – Celebration of Life

    Baltimore

    Maryland

    Activity: IOAD Gathering
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 4111 E Joppa Rd Suite 101, Baltimore, MD 21236, United States
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hope’s Horizon
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Volunteers from Hope’s Horizon and the Daniel Carl Torsch Foundation wil be gathering to hold signs that face traffic at the intersection of Belair Road and Joppa Road (21236).

    International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on August 31 each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

    Hope’s Horizon is closed on Saturdays so organizers have chosen to gather on Friday instead.

    International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.

    BEL AIR

    Maryland

    Activity: Picnic and Memorial Ceremony
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Friends Park Pavilion
    35 E. Jarrettsville Road
    Forest Hill, MD 21050
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: GRASP – Harford County
    Contact: Lisa McLaughlin
    Phone:
    Email: lisa.craig4@verizon.net

    Memorial ceremony with Dove Release, followed by a pot-luck picnic

    Brunswick

    Maryland

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Service
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Grace Episcopal Church
    114 East A Street
    Brunswick, MD 21716
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Grace Episcopal Church
    Contact: Kathy Brown
    Phone:
    Email: Jrwarden@gracebrunswick.org

    An evening in observance of IOAD. Healing. Hope. Education. This important event is to help our community understand what has become the biggest public health crisis of our time…Addiction and Overdose. We will come together to share experiences, seek comfort and seek a path forward. Resources and information will be available.

    Carroll County

    Maryland

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: Carroll County, Maryland
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Not In Carroll
    Contact: Event Organiser
    Phone:
    Email:

    International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on 31 August each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

    Thousands of people die each year from drug overdose. They come from all walks of life.

    International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.
    Go to https://www.overdoseday.com/ to learn more.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/464950954067675/

    Denton

    Maryland

    Activity: Overdose awareness rally
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:06 pm
    Location: Next generation church
    10092 new bridge rd
    Denton, md 21629
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mid-Shore Restoring hope in women
    Contact: Cathy
    Phone: 4108297020
    Email: ccmdhaa@gmail.com

    We will have many activities for all ages. Live worship and praise music by Echo of .Mercy. Bounce house, face painting for the kids.

    Denton

    Maryland

    Activity: Caroline Co. Fed-Up Rally
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Next Generation Church
    10092 New Bridge Road Rt 328
    Denton, MD. 21629
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mid-Shore Restoring Hope in Women
    Contact: Catherine Bowrey
    Phone: 4108297020
    Email: ccmdhaa@gmail.com

    Local Reps will be on hand to answer question and inform us on what they are doing to help those fighting addiction. What new programs are being offered.
    Music by Echoes of Mercy
    Food, Hot Dogs, food truck, snowballs
    Games, crafts, and bounce house for the kids
    Prayer service for those lost to this epidemic, and for those still fighting the demon.

    Dundalk

    Maryland

    Activity: IOAD awareness
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Outside Boulevard Diner, 1660 Merritt Blvd, Dundalk, MD 21222, United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    crosses stand on the lawn, these simple symbols are a somber reminder of those lost from overdose

    Easton

    Maryland

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day/ Fed Up
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: 111 South Harrison Street
    Easton, Md 21601
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mid Shore Restoring HOPE in Women
    Contact: Sherry Collier
    Phone: 4103109842
    Email: feduprallytalbot@gmail.com

    Resource tables setting up, free food and drinks, educational booths, memorial service

    Easton

    Maryland

    Activity: Midshore Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: 111 South Harrison st
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Midshore Restoring Hope in Women
    Contact: Sherry Collied
    Phone: 4103109842
    Email: hopeinwomen13@gmail.com

    Music,memorial,candle light vigil, resources, education

    Easton

    Maryland

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: 111 S Harrison St
    Easton, Md 21601
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mid Shore Restoring Hope in Women
    Contact: Sherry Collier
    Phone: 410-310-9842
    Email: hopeinwomen13@gmail.com

    Speakers, music, food, kid activities, resource tables, memorial for those we have lost

    Elkton

    Maryland

    Activity: Overdose Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Gilbert Lighthouse Pavilion
    North East Community Park
    Walnut St.
    North East, MD 21901
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Voices of Hope, Inc.
    Contact: Jennifer Tuerke
    Phone: 4439937055
    Email: voicesofhope414@gmail.com

    Join us for an evening of reflection and remembering those lost to overdose at our 6th Annual Overdose Death Candlelight Vigil. Sponsored by Voices of Hope, Inc. and Healing Hearts Overdose Death Grief Support Group, there will be prayer, music, and luminaries to decorate. We will have speakers and an opportunity to share. There will be crafts for children to make and take home.

    Ellicott City

    Maryland

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church
    9120 Frederick Rd.
    Ellicott City, MD 21042
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Howard County Health Dept.; Howard County ROSC; James’ Place Inc
    Contact: Barbara Allen
    Phone: 410-491-4149
    Email: info@jamesplaceinc.org

    4th Annual International Overdose Awareness Day
    Candle Light Vigil & Recovery Celebration

    Resource exhibitors, Naloxone training, overdose response demonstration & Program of Celebration.
    5:30-7:00 pm – Resource Tables; Naloxone Training; Overdose Response Demonstration.
    7:00-8:00 pm. – Program & Candle Lighting.

    Frederick

    Maryland

    Activity: IOAD community event
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: New Spire Arts, 15 W Patrick Street, Downtown Frederick, Maryland
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hospice of Frederick County
    Contact: Hospice of Frederick.org
    Phone: 240 556 3030
    Email:

    International Overdose Awareness Day

    Glen Burnie

    Maryland

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 710 Aquahart Road
    Glen Burnie, Maryland
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Arundel Christian Church and Recovery
    Contact: Anne
    Phone:
    Email: ioadrecoveryannearundel@gmail.com

    Mass (7pm) and candlelight vigil (8pm)

    Hagerstown

    Maryland

    Activity: Harm Reduction in action
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Washington County City Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Washington County Health Department
    Contact: david washington
    Phone: 240-313-3-85
    Email: david.washington@maryland.gov

    Concert and

    Oakland

    Maryland

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Stories of Hope and Candle Light Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: The Glades Town Park
    10 Spruce Lane
    Oakland, Maryland 21550
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Garrett County Drug Free Communities Coalition
    Contact: Sadie Liller
    Phone: 3013347730
    Email: sadie.liller@maryland.gov

    Stories of Hope and candle Light Vigil.
    This event is to remember those we have lost to this terrible disease and to provide hope and support to those who are still struggling.

    Ridgely

    Maryland

    Activity: March into Recovery
    Date: 14/04/2019
    Time: 09:02 am
    Location: Caroline County 4-H & Youth Park
    8230 Detour Rd, Denton, MD 21629
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mid-Shore Restoring Hope in Women
    Contact: Sherry
    Phone: 4108297020
    Email: hopeinwomen13@gmail.com

    There will be resource tables and community leader available to help those in active addiction or recovery. We will have guest speakers from our community (police dept, court system, Local resources and more) There will be raffles, door prizes and stuff for the kids to do. Narcan training from the local health dept. will also be in attendance.

    Rockville

    Maryland

    Activity: Montgomery County Fourth Annual Overdose and Prevention Vigil
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Executive Office Building Cafeteria, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville MD. Free parking in the jury parking lot located at the corner of East Jefferson (Rt.28) and Monroe Streets.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: S.O.U.L. (Surviving Our Ultimate Loss); Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services; City of Rockville; Montgomery County Circuit Court Adult Drug Court; Montgomery County Collaboration Council
    Contact: Marielsa Bernard
    Phone: 240-462-7389
    Email: mcrememberingourlovedones@gmail.com

    Preceding the event which begins at 7 p.m., there will be a resource fair featuring substance abuse prevention and treatment information from 5:30 until 7:00 p.m. The theme for this year’s program is “We’re all in this Together”, and this event will be a public gathering of the community for education, remembrance and hope. Fatal overdoses have risen sharply and many community resident have been personally touched by addiction. One in five adults experience a mental health issue each year, and yet there remains a stigma attached to the issues of mental illness and addiction, which often causes people to suffer silently. Organizers hope that by rallying together as a community, Montgomery County can combat the isolation and shame that negatively impacts prevention, treatment, support and recovery. By doing so, hopefully losses can be reduced.

    Somerville

    Maryland

    Activity: IOAD and National Recovery Month (September) Memorial Gathering and Overdose Awareness Ceremony
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 05:07 pm
    Location: City Hall, Somerville
    Maryland
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Somerville
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Attend the Memorial Gathering and Overdose Awareness Ceremony at City Hall on Thursday, August 29, at 5:07 pm. Join Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, City Councilors, local champions for recovery, City staff, community members, and others for a ceremony and short speaking program to place purple flags in remembrance of those in Somerville who have lost their lives to overdose, in support of the friends and family left behind, and as a reaffirmation of our community’s commitment to ending this epidemic. The event will be held outside City Hall. Rain location is the Aldermanic Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall. Attendees will be given 77 purple flags to place in memory of the 77 Somerville residents lost to overdose since 2014 and 1 larger flag for all those lost in previous years. On behalf of the community, City Hall will also be lit with purple light after the ceremony and will remain so for the week of Thursday, August 29, to Friday, September 6, to remember those who we have lost and help raise awareness that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.

    Washington DC

    Maryland

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: (please note: the event is technically not in Maryland. It’s in Washington DC, which is both a city & ‘state,’ but wasn’t listed on the dropdown)Marvin Gaye Park
    5200 Foote Street NE
    Washington DC
    20019
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: HIPS and The Chosen Few
    Contact: Shane Sullivan
    Phone: 4105913572
    Email: shane@hips.org

    HIPS and The Chosen Few will be jointly hosting International Overdose Awareness Day to honor and remember the lives of those we’ve lost to overdose. It will take place at Marvin Gaye Park on Saturday, August 31st from 12-6pm.
    The event will include an informational session and community conversation on opioids, harm reduction, drug treatment, and the overdose crisis in DC from 1-3pm (doors open at 12:30pm). This portion of the event will feature two panels of speakers, including community partners and stakeholders, as well as informational materials, naloxone training, and free naloxone for anyone interested.

    The event will also feature speakers who have been personally impacted by the overdose crisis and a memorial wall to remember those we’ve lost. We welcome anyone who has lost a loved one to overdose to contribute to the memorial wall. Additionally, the event will have a community cookout beginning at 3pm, live DJed music, shirts from The Chosen Few, and art supplies.
    Please follow the Facebook event page for updates and additional information as the event draws nearer.

    Washington DC

    Maryland

    Activity: Washington DC VA International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Washington DC VA Medical Center Atrium (Main Lobby)
    50 Irving St. NW
    Washington DC 20422
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Washington DC VA Medical Center
    Contact: Paige Mathew
    Phone: 202-745-8000 x52290
    Email: paige.mathew@va.gov

    Services offered in the Washington DC VA Atrium Wednesday 8-28-19 from 11-2 PM:
    Fentanyl FAQ- Learn about the drug that is 50 times more powerful than heroin and is contributing to deaths in the DC area.
    Poison Control- Get a free magnet and learn what you can do when someone takes too much of a medication.
    Medication Disposal- Get a free medication disposal envelope from pharmacy and learn what you can do to reduce the risk of overdose.
    Naloxone Education- Speak to a pharmacist about Naloxone and learn about how it can be used to save lives from opioid overdose.
    Substance Abuse Recovery Program (SARP) will provide brief counseling and referral to treatment for substance use disorder.

    VA Staff: Wear purple to raise awareness on Wednesday, August 28!
    Get your purple awareness ribbon from your service chief. Speak to your patients about the risk of opioid overdose and the importance of taking medications safely as prescribed.
    The Washington DC VA is committed to creating change that reduces the harms associated with drug use.

    Westminster

    Maryland

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 26/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Carroll County Health Department
    290 South Center Street
    Westminster
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Carroll County Health Department
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    International Overdose Awareness Day is this Saturday, August 31st, and the Carroll County Health Department has FREE pins and bracelets to help our community spread the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.
    The silver badge and purple wristband are symbols of awareness of overdose and its effects. Wearing these can signify the loss of someone cherished; or demonstrate support to those undergoing grief. It sends out a message that every person’s life is valuable and that stigmatizing people who use drugs needs to stop.

    Come by the lobby of the Carroll County Health Department at 290 South Center Street in Westminster and pick up a FREE badge or bracelet for yourself or a loved one this week;
    Monday, Tuesday & Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    Wednesday & Thursday 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

    Wicomico County

    Maryland

    Activity: Wicomico Goes Purple Kick Off Event
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Shorebirds-Perdue Stadium
    6400 Hobbs Rd, Salisbury MD 21804
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Wicomico Goes Purple
    Contact: Events Organiser
    Phone:
    Email: info@wicomicogopurple.com

    Join us at the Shorebirds game for our WICOMICO GOES PURPLE kickoff event. There will be activities prior to the game, between innings and after the game fireworks. 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

    Massachusetts

    Boston

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Street Chalking Memorial
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Throughout Boston
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
    Contact: Melanie Racine
    Phone:
    Email: mracine@bhchp.org

    We are using chalk throughout Boston neighborhoods to share memories of loved ones who have been lost to overdose, and encouraging people to share their own memories online using #StoriesNotStigma on social media.

    Braintree

    Massachusetts

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Ceremony & Butterfly Release
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 1 JFK Memorial Drive Braintree MA 02184
    Front Hall Lawn of Braintree Town Hall
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Braintree Community Partnership on Substance Use & The Sun Will Rise Foundation
    Contact: Robyn Houston-bean
    Phone: 781-789-4604
    Email: robyn@thesunwillrise.org

    A short ceremony to remember the lives lost and hurt from overdose followed by a butterfly release. Volunteers place purple flags to remember the Massachusetts residents lost in the last year and white flags to remember the Braintree residents lost.

    Canton

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Celebration of life event
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Canton Senior Centre @ 500 Pleasant Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Canton Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA)
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Fall river

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Fall River Overdose Awareness Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Fall River Government Center
    Post Office Square
    1 Government Center
    Fall River, Ma 02720
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recover Fall River
    Contact: Laurie Godwin
    Phone: 5084158841
    Email: Recoverfallriver@gmail.com

    Resource/Addiction Help Center 5-7pm
    Candlelight Vigil 7pm
    Memorial Video Viewing 8pm
    Candlelight Procession 8:15pm

    Foxborough

    Massachusetts

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Memorial
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Jeff Peterson
    Phone:
    Email:

    Memorial

    Framingham

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Light Up City Hall with Purple
    Date: 03/09/2019
    Time: 08:30 am
    Location: 150 Concord Street, Framingham, MA 01702
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Framingham
    Contact: Kelly L. McFalls
    Phone: 508-532-5400
    Email: kmcfalls@framinghamma.gov

    Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer will issue a proclamation Tuesday, September 3, to recognize Recovery Month and light up City Hall with purple, the symbolic color of recovery, to recognize the month. City Hall will be lite throughout September.

    Gardner

    Massachusetts

    Activity: North Central Ma Overdose Vigil and Night of Hope
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: 5-6:30 First Congregational church 28 Green St Gardner
    6:30-8:30 Monument Park Gardner
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Michelle
    Phone: 978-314-7889
    Email: michelle@aedfoundationinc.org

    5-6:30 memorial ribbons, speaker, music, Narcan training and distribution
    6:30-8:30 music, speakers (including dignitaries) memorial video, luminaries concludes with speakers of HOPE

    Gloucester

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Annual Gloucester Overdose Vigil
    Date: 26/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Flagpole, Cut Bridge, Stacy Boulevard, Gloucester MA. (Closest GPS address is 99 Western Ave)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kathy Day
    Phone: 781-258-8948
    Email: katday4@gmail.com

    Join us for a peaceful and healing night of Luminaries, Music, Speakers, Candlelit Reading of Names, Memorial Table. Event is located outside on the water at sunset. For the first year participants have also been encouraged to make “Soda Bottle Lanterns” and bring to Vigil. Luminary bags from the last 8 years will be on display.
    Organized by: Community Members Who Care

    Lowell

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Merrimack Valley Overdose Awareness Day – #MillCityRemembers
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Sampas Pavilion
    DCR – Heritage Park
    160 Pawtucket Blvd.
    Lowell, MA 01854
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Heroin Is Killing My Town, Inc.
    Contact: Dina Favreau
    Phone: 978-930-6096
    Email: hikmtinc@gmail.com

    “Everyday, we see lives around us being changed and lost to overdose. Overdose does not discriminate – it could be you or someone you love, a friend, colleague or your neighbor.

    This year on International Overdose Awareness Day, Merrimack Valley needs your support. Get involved to prevent the tragedy of overdose. Knowing how to prevent overdose does make all the difference.

    Join us on August 31st at 6 p.m. at Sampas Pavilion, DCR – Heritage Park, 160 Pawtucket Blvd., Lowell, MA for a overdose awareness and memorial vigil. Come join us to understand how this affects each one of us.

    Musical Performances By:
    Daphne Willis (Somebody’s Someone) https://youtu.be/uGgN9vMPUn8, her
    music cleverly incorporates such inspirations into a style that is refreshing and contemporary in a way that suits her songs best, and;

    Justin Clancy (The Bottom Line) youtu.be/EsugnMisO3Y a local artist in recovery from the Northshore. His debut album, “The Color Blue” just hit 500K!

    Come join us to remember the loved ones we have lost. It’s time to Remember. It’s time to Act.”

    Video Vigil Photo Submissions Due By August 10th – email a clear photo of your loved one, with their name, age and where they were from to msoa.videovigil@gmail.com

    Event Sponsored By: Greater Lowell Health Alliance, Simple Paths Recovery, New England Addiction Recovery, Recovery Centers of America and Swift River Recovery

    www.facebook.com/events/2342337402453817/

    Marlborough

    Massachusetts

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: The Walker Building Front Lawn
    255 Main Street
    Marlborough, MA. 01752
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kathy Leonard
    Phone: 978-875-0606
    Email: Drummerinheaven@gmail.com

    On Wed., August 28 at 7:00 p.m. we will host a Candlelight Vigil to remember those lost to substance use disorder in Massachusetts. 2,033 purple flags will be on the front lawn at the venue, each one representing a life lost to overdose in Massachusetts in 2018. The event will feature speakers, a solo guitarist, and a memorial slideshow. Keynote speaker will be former football defensive end for the New England Patriots, Chris Sullivan. Chris will share his message of hope as he tells us about his journey struggling with substance use disorder and his recovery. (Rain date for the event is Thurs., August 29)

    Marshfield

    Massachusetts

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Sunrise Service Marshfield MA
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 am
    Location: Harbor Park
    Joseph Driebeck Way (Town Pier Road)
    Green Harbor
    Marshfield, MA 02050
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Marshfield FACTS
    Contact: Marshfield FACTS
    Phone:
    Email: marshfieldfacts@gmail.com

    Sunrise service at Harbor Park will be a peaceful and meaningful event focused on the families who have lost a loved one to overdose. There will be prayers, healing words, and songs. A tree will be donated and dedicated. Light refreshments.

    Massachusetts

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 25/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Mary Wales Park at Holbrook Town Hall, 50 Main St (Massachusetts)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    https://holbrook.wickedlocal.com/news/20190821/holbrook-overdose-awareness-vigil-to-remember-those-lost-support-those-struggling

    Massachusetts

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Memorial Gathering and Overdose Awareness Ceremony
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 05:07 pm
    Location: City Hall, Somerville, Massachusetts
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    https://patch.com/massachusetts/somerville/somerville-city-hall-light-purple-overdose-awareness

    Pittsfield

    Massachusetts

    Activity: A Legacy of Love
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Pittsfield Common
    First St.
    Pittsfield, Ma. 01201
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Rob Provencher
    Phone:
    Email: bpmp51@msn.com

    Vigil, speakers and other activities. 6:00-8:00pm
    On 8/27/19
    Still shoring up plans.
    Keep checking our Facebook page:
    A legacy of love

    Salem

    Massachusetts

    Activity: IOAD Proclamation
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Office of Mayor Kimberley Driscoll
    Salem City Hall
    93 Washington Street
    Salem, MA 01970
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Salem City Hall
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Mayor Driscoll’s Proclamation for the 2019 International Overdose Awareness Day

    Scituate

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Sunrise Vigil at Scituate Lighthouse Jetty
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 am
    Location: Scituate Lighthouse Jetty,
    100 Lighthouse Rd,
    Scituate Harbor,
    MA02066
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Scituate FACTS Coalition and South Shore Peer Recovery
    Contact: Jess Souke
    Phone: 781-378-0453
    Email: jsouke@southshorepeerrecovery.com

    The entire community is invited to a non-sectarian service of remembrance for those lost to overdose or struggling with addiction. Arrive by 5:30am for coffee and resources in the parking lot. Service will commence at 5:45am, music and remembrances will be shared by members of the community. Rain or shine.

    Somerville

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Overdose Memorial & Awareness Event
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 05:07 pm
    Location: Somerville City Hall – 93 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02143
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Somerville
    Contact: Matthew Mitchell
    Phone: (617) 625-6600, ext. 2570
    Email: mmitchell@somervillema.gov

    8/22/19 – City Council proclamation observing International Overdose Awareness Day & declaring September Recovery Month

    8/29/19 – City officials will make brief remarks followed by remarks from a local clergy person. City Hall will then be lit up purple for the first week of September and purple flags will be placed in front of City Hall to recognize Somerville residents who have lost their lives to overdose.

    south Yarmouth

    Massachusetts

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Smugglers Beach in South Yarmouth
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Dawn Kendra
    Phone:
    Email:

    International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on 31 August each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

    Please join local Families and Leaders tonight at 6PM at Smugglers Beach in South Yarmouth as we remember those we have lost and support those still struggling.

    Springfield

    Massachusetts

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Proclamation
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: City Hall
    36 Court Street
    Springfield, MA 01103
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Contact: William Baker
    Phone: (413) 787-6100
    Email: wbaker@springfieldcityhall.com

    Domenic J. Sarno, Mayor of the City of Springfield has issued a proclamation declaring Saturday, August 31, 2019 as International Overdose Awareness Day in the City of Springfield.

    Westfield

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Westfield international overdose awareness vigil
    Date: 06/09/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Park square
    Elm st
    Westfield ma
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kathi Cotugno
    Phone: 413-642-9322
    Email: Kathi.cotugno@ciryofwestfield.org

    Candlelight vigil

    Worcester

    Massachusetts

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Vigil
    Date: 21/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: City Hall Plaza
    455 Main St.
    Worcester, MA 01608
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Worcester Area IOAD Vigil Planning Group
    Contact: Rev Aaron R Payson
    Phone: 5088531942
    Email: arpayson@charter.net

    Worcester’s Annual International Overdose Awareness Vigil is an opportunity for members of the community to come together and remember those who have died from overdoses. Surrounded by those organizations, agencies, and representatives of the Worcester and the Commonwealth, this annual event strives to be an opportunity for memory and healing. Following the event there will be a procession to Winslow Peace Park to the City Overdose Memorial for an additional time of memory and sharing.

    Worcester

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Becoming Aware, Doing Our Share : IOAD
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Umass Medical School/UMMHC
    55 N. Lake ave
    Worcester, MA 01655
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: UMAS Memorial Health Care
    Contact: Rich Kenny/Brittany Chapman
    Phone: 5089635003
    Email: Richard.Kenny@umassmemorial.org

    Umass Recovery Coaches, partner up with Docs and public health workers from our ED that represent Overdose Prevention Fund. We will plant flags representing deaths in years 2018. Coaches and others will plant flags and answer questions. We Will begin on Thursday, August 29 @ 10am

    Worcester

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Narcan training session
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: AdCare Outpatient Services – Education Room
    95 Lincoln Street
    Worcester, MA 01605,
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: AdCare
    Contact: Mary Beth Papcsy
    Phone:
    Email: mpapcy@adcare.com

    https://adcare.eventcreate.com/

    Michigan

    Battle Creek

    Michigan

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 13/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: McCamly Park
    10 N. Washington Ave.
    Battle Creek, MI 49017
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: CARS
    Contact: Kristi Angelo
    Phone: 269-832-4945
    Email:

    Overdose Awareness Day
    Vigil in the Park

    Bay city

    Michigan

    Activity: Proclamation of International Overdose Awareness Day in Bay City by Mayor Kathleen Newsham
    Date: 19/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Bay City, Michigan
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Bay City Commissioner meeting
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    IOAD Proclamation by Mayor Kathleen Newsham

    Brighton

    Michigan

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 411 Millpond Lane, Brighton MI 48116
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Amber Reineck House
    Contact: Gina Wessel
    Phone: 8105992439
    Email: gina@amberreineckhouse.org

    To raise attention to the need to prevent and create awareness about drug overdose.

    A local band, Sanctuary Blues Band will provide entertainment while many supporting partners will be set up to provide information regarding the resources they provide related to drug overdose for the families who have been affected by it.

    A few individuals will bravely share their stories to help make our community aware that it happens right here and what we can learn from their experiences.

    We plan to acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose by handing out carnations in memory of their loved ones.

    The event will run from 12-4pm

    Canton

    Michigan

    Activity: 3rd Annual Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 46000 Summit Pkwy, Canton, MI 48188-3268, United States
    Heritage Park South Pavilions in Canton Charter Township
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Northwest Wayne FAN (Families Against Narcotics)
    Contact: Alfred Brock
    Phone: 734 756 1185
    Email: Alfred.Brock@gmail.com

    At this annual event, we join the rest of the international community in remembering those we’ve lost to the disease of addiction, with music, speakers, a flower ceremony, a Memorial Photo Display, and a candlelight vigil to end the evening. You will hear stories of loss, but also words of hope. And you will hear about the efforts being made in our community to combat addiction and end the overwhelming loss of life we have endured. Food and drink will be provided at this FREE event, and all are welcome.

    Dearborn

    Michigan

    Activity: Social media campaign a day of honoring and remembering
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 6450 Maple Street dearborn mi 48126
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ASAP Community Coalition
    Contact: Mona Abdallah-Hijazi
    Phone: 3132162247
    Email: mhijazi@accesscommunity.org

    we will have a social media campaign to celebrate those in recovery and honor the ones we have lost. We will also be holding a Narcan Training on 8:28:19

    Detroit

    Michigan

    Activity: Youth-Led Opioid Summit
    Date: 13/09/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Durfee Innovation Society
    2470 Collingwood
    Detroit MI 48206
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Changing Lives and Staying Sober
    Contact: Karla Mitchell
    Phone: 313-246-2315
    Email: Info@classagency.org

    WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

    The event is FREE to attend. Lunch and group transportation will be provided to participating schools and organizations. Participants will engage in presentations and breakout sessions and there will be FREE giveaways, raffles, prizes, resources and a celebrity studded prevention rally for all that attend.

    The youth summit will provide the opportunity to hear from youth and experts in the areas of marijuana education, opioid prevention, overdose first response, treatment options, and strategies to combat the opioid crisis. There will also be breakout sessions to talk about the impact of addiction among teens and young adults as well as how to change attitudes and stigma about substance use disorders through media and public education.

    This event was made possible by the generous contribution from the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority and our collaborative partners: C.L.A.S.S. Agency; A.C.T.I.O.N. Coalition, Detroit Health Department; Love Detroit Prevention Coalition; The Youth Connection; Empowerment Zone and the Center for Urban Youth and Family Development.

    No one questions the severity of the drug problem and its devastating impact on youth. Academic results suffer and, even worse, drugs undermine health and destroy young lives. The best solution is to reach young people with effective, fact-based drug education—before they start experimenting with drugs. Tweens, teens and young adults who know the facts about drugs are much less likely to start using them.

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    Opportunity Youth ages 18-24+ – please use this link for group registration.

    WHEN

    Friday, September 13, 2019 from 4pm to 10pm.

    WHERE

    Durfee Innovation Society, 2470 Collingwood, Detroit, MI 48206

    ABOUT A.C.T.I.O.N.
    The Active Coalition That Influences Outcomes in this Neighborhood (A.C.T.I.O.N.) is a drug free communities coalition that serves youth and families in the City of Detroit’s 48219 zip code. A.C.T.I.O.N., founded by and an extension of C.L.A.S.S. (Changing Lives and Staying Sober), is a coalition made up of 12 influential community sectors that have joined together for the common purpose of addressing the rampant, systemic and generational use of underage drinking, drug and tobacco use and its impact upon the youth in the 48219 zip code area. @classactionyouth (Facebook/IG)

    Fowlerville

    Michigan

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Fowlerville Mission House
    224 Church Street, Fowlerville Michigan 48836
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mitchell’s Hope
    Contact: Michele L Wagner
    Phone: (517) 775-5600
    Email: mitchellshope@gmail.com

    Remembering those lost to Addiction, Celebrating those saved by Naloxone and Supporting those grieving loss
    Free Naloxone Training at 6:00 p.m. Please register

    Grand Rapids

    Michigan

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: 13 ON YOUR SIDE staff
    Phone:
    Email:

    Vigil

    Kalamazoo

    Michigan

    Activity: Group gathering to honour victims of overdose
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Nancy King
    Phone:
    Email:

    Group gathering to honour victims of overdose in the wake of International Overdose Awareness Day

    Lincoln Park

    Michigan

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Memorial Park, 3240 Ferris, Downriver Lincoln Park, Michigan
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Downriver Families Against Narcotics
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    http://www.thenewsherald.com/downriver_life/events_calendar/events-for-everyone-downriver/article_0da963fe-c50e-11e9-8018-f3a14ff428e5.html

    Muskegon

    Michigan

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 454 West Western, Muskegon Michigan 49441
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Red Project
    Contact: Jill Keast
    Phone: 2317241293
    Email: montgomerykeastji@co.muskegon.mi.us

    Celebration and remembrance of overdose victims. T-shirt display representing 41 deaths in 2018. Narcan administration education and distribution. Noon to 3pm on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Heritage Memorial Park in Muskegon.

    Newaygo

    Michigan

    Activity: Overodse Awareness Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Resonate Church
    302 E 68th St
    Newaygo, Michigan 49337
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Tabi Rake
    Phone: 2315199946
    Email: Chaosandserenity84@gmail.com

    You are invited to a candlelight vigil for friends & families to stand together to remember those who have been lost as a result of drug overdose. Everyone is welcome & encouraged to attend.

    Wear silver or purple to show your support and feel free to bring pictures of those who have lost their battle.

    You may also send a photo to chaosandserenity84@gmail.com along with their name, and age when they passed of an overdose.

    For more information about International Overdose Awareness Day go to www.overdoseday.com.

    Hosted by the 11th Step Group
    We will be meeting in the parking lot.

    Traverse City

    Michigan

    Activity: IOAD documentary screening and discussion
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Milliken Auditorium, 1410 College Drive, Traverse City, Michigan
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Harm Reduction Michigan and NMC nursing program
    Contact:
    Phone: 231 493 5214
    Email:

    documentary screening and discussion

    Traverse City

    Michigan

    Activity: IOAD Event
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park, 1490 Red Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684, United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Several Organisations
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Several northern Michigan organizations will come together Thursday tonight for an overdose awareness day event.

    The event will be held in Traverse City to help educate the public about what they can do to support those in recovery from drug addiction.

    We will also take the time to remember those who lost their lives to a drug overdose.

    The event will take place at the Firewise Garden at the Botanical Gardens at Barns Park in Traverse City.

    There will be several speakers, live music and a prayer of remembrance.

    People are also asked to bring toiletry items for homes housing people in recovery.

    Warren

    Michigan

    Activity: IOAD vigil
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Christ Church
    34385 Garfield Rd.
    Fraser, MI 48026
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Families Against Narcotics
    Contact: Terri Braden
    Phone: 5862464355
    Email: Terribraden@att.net

    Speakers, resource information, remembrance video, candlelight conclusion

    Minnesota

    Cass Lake

    Minnesota

    Activity: wearing purple/using promotional posters
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: CASS LAKE IHS
    425 7TH ST SW
    CASS LAKE, MN 56633
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: IHS
    Contact: Trista Ricci
    Phone:
    Email:

    Facebook post, posters in lobby and consultation rooms, staff wearing purple and casual for a cause, purple ribbons on those who don’t have purple uniforms to wear.

    Duluth

    Minnesota

    Activity: Duluth Overdose Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: One Roof Community Housing-4th Street Park
    12 East 4th Street, Duluth, MN 55805
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Harm Reduction Sisters
    Contact: Sue Purchase
    Phone: 720-401-6569
    Email: harmreductionsisters@gmail.com

    Please join us as we gather to honor and remember our friends
    and loved ones who have died of a drug overdose.

    Duluth

    Minnesota

    Activity: Duluth Overdose Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: One Roof Community Housing
    12 East 4th Street
    Duluth, MN 55805
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Harm Reduction Sisters
    Contact: Sue Purchase
    Phone: 720-401-6569
    Email: harmreductionsisters@gmail.com

    Join us as we remember those we have lost to overdose .

    If you have a name and/or photo you would like to be included in the slideshow, please submit that information to duluthodaware@gmail.com
    There will be a remembrance, brief speakers, and activities. Food will also be provided that day by Walking Victorious food truck.

    This is an event for the community to remember those we love and care about who have lost their lives to overdose. If you have an idea or would like to participate in some way please send a message with your idea.
    ALL are Welcome!

    Duluth

    Minnesota

    Activity: IOAD Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: 12 E 4th St, Duluth, MN 55805, United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    A vigil will be held Saturday afternoon at Duluth’s Central Hillside Community Center Park for International Overdose Awareness Day.

    The community vigil will raise awareness of overdose deaths in our community, and to commit to reducing them.

    Speakers, a drum group, and a sacred fire will all be part of the event, which aims to reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It’s held to remember those who lost their lives overdosing, but also to spread the word about all the resources available to help those in need.

    Kimball

    Minnesota

    Activity: “Bring it to the Light” music festival
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 15015 93rd Ave, Kimball, MN 55353, United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Powder Ridge
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Powder Ridge will host “Bring It To The Light” – a music festival that aims to entertain and educate on the dangers of opioid abuse.

    The festival will be held on International Overdose Awareness Day on Saturday 31 August and will feature speakers and vendors that will provide information and resources.

    Minneapolis

    Minnesota

    Activity: 10th Minnesota Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: All God’s Children MCC Church
    3100 Park Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Minnesota Overdose Awareness
    Contact: Miles
    Phone: 6128065670
    Email: Mnodaware@gmail.com

    Remembrance and Memorial Vigil honoring those lost to the Opiate Overdose Epidemic. Community sharing, viewing of the Memorial Tribute Video, and free Narcan Training.

    Ogema

    Minnesota

    Activity: WEIHS Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: 40520 Cty Hwy 34
    Ogema MN 56569
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: A Smith
    Phone: 2189834300
    Email:

    Poster Board- Memory Board and staff wearing Purple on August 30th

    Mississippi

    Belleville

    Mississippi

    Activity: Opioid Crisis Book Launch
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Main Street Brewing Co. Banquet Events Centre, 6435 W. Main Street, Belleville Mississippi
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    https://advantagenews.com/features/authors-debut-book-on-opioid-crisis’-effect-on-families/

    Oxford

    Mississippi

    Activity: Narcan training session
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Resolutions Oxford
    611 Commerce Parkway
    Oxford, MS 38655
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Oxford Treatment Centre
    Contact: Brian Whisenant
    Phone:
    Email: wwhisenant@contactaac.com

    http://oxford.aaclive.org/

    Missouri

    Farmington

    Missouri

    Activity: MoNetwork Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Engler Park- Hampton Pavilion
    651 Vargo Rd
    Farmington MO 63640
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Missouri Network for Opiate Reform & Recovery
    Contact: Felicia Chapman
    Phone: 5733666978
    Email: nfvarner@gmail.com

    Honoring lives lost to overdose.
    Candle lighting
    Drawings for t-shirts
    Moment of silence/ w/song
    Balloon release
    Refreshments
    Guest speakers
    Narcan

    Fulton

    Missouri

    Activity: FedUP Rally
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Whitlow Pavilion
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Fed Up Coalition
    Contact: Christa Daro
    Phone: 573-590-1625
    Email: cdaro@moumethodist.org

    OUR MISSION: To use our united voices in a call for immediate, comprehensive and sustained Federal action to end the opioid addiction epidemic.
    OUR VISION: A world where opioids are prescribed cautiously and those with opioid addiction have easy access to effective treatment and recovery services.
    The FED UP! Coalition is working to find ways to:

    Prevent our children, friends, and loved ones from becoming addicted to opioids.
    Ensure that people suffering from opioid addiction have access to affordable, evidence-based treatment.
    Support and enable recovery.
    Eliminate opioid overdose deaths.

    Hannibal

    Missouri

    Activity: Americanhumanity.org overdose awareness day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Highway MM and Interstate 72 / Highway 36 intersections…. Terrace View Farm…
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: AmericanHumanity.org
    Contact: Michael Hagan
    Phone: 417-838-2458
    Email: Michaelhagan@americanhumanity.org

    Planning many activities.

    Independence

    Missouri

    Activity: City of Independence International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: 111 E. Maple Ave
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Independence
    Contact: Meg Lewis
    Phone: 8163257086
    Email: mlewis@indepmo.org

    City staff are encouraged to wear purple to increase awareness of overdoses on Aug. 28, 2019.

    Joplin

    Missouri

    Activity: Overdose Awareness & Narcan Training
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Empire Market
    932 E. 4th street
    Joplin, MO
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery Outreach Community Center
    Contact: Terry Donaldson
    Phone: 4174342444
    Email: Terrydonaldson@sbcglobal.net

    Inform the community about the problem & equip them with resources to affect change. Information kiosk all day & Narcan training @ 12:30

    Poplar Bluff

    Missouri

    Activity: Coed Overdose Awareness Softball Tournament
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: McLane Park
    474 Highway W
    Poplar Bluff Mo 63901
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Ashley McCraig
    Phone:
    Email: ashleymccraig@hotmail.com

    Raising money for an organization here in town that helps women who struggle with addiction with everyday items. They are trying to restore a building to give women a safe place to recover.

    Potosi

    Missouri

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Week
    Date: 07/09/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Begin address 520 Purcell Drive, Potosi, MO 63664 and ending event #1 Trojan Drive, Potosi, MO 63664
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Washington County Health Department
    Contact: Shawnee Douglas
    Phone: 5734382164
    Email: sdouglas@wcmohealth.org

    A week of media campaigns, education and prevention beginning at the Health Department and throughout the community and ending at the community wide Washington County Health Fair. It will run in coordination with the Health Fair’s 25th Silver Anniversary. A day of Wear Silver will recognize, raise awareness of overdose and aim to reduce the stigma of a drug related death.

    St. Joseph

    Missouri

    Activity: St. Joseph Missouri IOAD
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: City of St. Joseph City Hall/Civic Center Park
    1100 Frederick Avenue
    St. Joseph, MO 64501
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: CIty of St. Joseph and The Buchanan County Opioid Taskforce
    Contact: Nancy King
    Phone: 816-236-1491
    Email: nking@stjoemo.org

    Join us for St. Joseph’s 2nd Annual International Overdose Awareness Day! Event Activities include:
    * Mayoral Proclamation read at 6pm
    * Open mic time for sharing stories of hope from those who have survived overdose as well as stories and memories of those we have lost
    * Memorial area where people may place framed photos of those we have lost (you can take the photo with you when the event is over)
    * Informational booths with area resources for prevention and education as well as treatment and recovery for substance use disorders
    * Fact sheets, posters, and information about the Good Samaritan Law and signs of an opioid overdose
    * Information about upcoming Narcan Training Courses (both Narcan Training and Train the Trainer courses)
    * Silver IOAD pin badges will be available for the first 100 people!

    St.Louis

    Missouri

    Activity: IOAD
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Carondelet Park
    3900 Holly Hills Blvd.
    St.Louis City , MO
    63116
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Missouri Network
    Contact: Kathi
    Phone: 314-795-0969
    Email: Kathikuts@pobox.com

    We will be lighting candles in memory of those we have lost due to drug addiction. We will have speakers and we ask everyone to bring a pair of shoes to represent our loved ones gone too
    Soon. ( shoes will be donated)

    wentzville

    Missouri

    Activity: Social Media Video Post Awareness
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: WPD social media
    https://www.facebook.com/WentzvillePD/
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Wentzville Police Department
    Contact: Jacob Schmidt
    Phone: 6364662066
    Email: jacob.schmidt@wentzvillemo.org

    Social Media video post with our local ambulance district to provide awareness about 2 programs they offer;

    SURRT
    St. Charles County Ambulance District’s Substance Use Recovery Response Team [SURRT] is a unique approach to treatment referral that debuted in 2017. At the time of an opiate overdose call, Paramedics will, as always, recommend that the patient go to the emergency department for further observation and treatment. Regardless of whether he/she agrees to go, a packet of treatment resources will be provided.

    After providing care to the overdose victim, Paramedics will engage the patient in the difficult conversation surrounding their need for substance use treatment and encourage the patient to consent to participation in SCCAD’s Overdose Referral Program. If the patient agrees, one of SCCAD’s Paramedics trained in addiction counseling will follow up with the patient within 24-48 hours and facilitate communication and entry into one of the many treatment programs available to them.

    Key to the success of this initiative are partnerships with dozens of mental health agencies that specialize in treatment of substance use disorder. Since the program’s debut, SCCAD Paramedics have helped referred over 400 patients into the overdose referral program.

    Public Narcan
    Thanks to a partnership with the National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse [NCADA], SCCAD Paramedics can provide any resident of St. Charles County with two free doses of Narcan to keep at home. The program is intended to save lives by providing families who have a loved one struggling with substance use disorder the ability to administer care immediately upon recognition of an overdose.

    In order to receive the Narcan, individuals must complete a short training on how to properly administer the medication in the event of an overdose. To learn more, please call 636.344.7600.

    Montana

    Missoula

    Montana

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day at Open Aid Alliance
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 1500 W Broadway Suite A
    Missoula, MT 59808
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Open Aid Alliance
    Contact: Amanda Rees
    Phone: 406-543-4770
    Email: info@openaidalliance.org

    On August 29th, we will be observing this day with participants, community members, volunteers, board and staff to remember and honor everyone effected by an overdose and educate one another to prevent future overdoses.

    This event includes a BBQ, memorial, overdose response education and naloxone (overdose reversal medication) distribution.

    Nebraska

    Kearney

    Nebraska

    Activity: Lights of Hope
    Date: 15/09/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Harmon Park Sonotorium, Kearney Nebraska
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Region 3 Behavioral Health Services
    Contact: Tammy Fiala
    Phone:
    Email: tfiala@region3.net

    Lights of Hope provides an opportunity to remember those who have lost their lives to a substance use disorder. Luminary bags will be lit with votive lights to honor those who lost their lives, their families, and those who are working towards recovery. The luminaries will line the stage. We will have speakers and a musician. Educational materials will be available. Light refreshments will also be provided.

    National

    Nebraska

    Activity: National Safety Council Facebook Live virtual candlelight vigil
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: National
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: National Safety Council
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    11am central time

    facebook.com/NatlSafetyCouncil/

    Nevada

    Carson City

    Nevada

    Activity: End the Stigma. End the Silence. Carson City’s Candlelight Vigil to honor those who lost their lives to addiction.
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Bob McFadden Plaza. Carson City, NV.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Partnership Carson City
    Contact: Samantha
    Phone: 7758414730
    Email:

    1st annual candlelight vigil to honor those who have lost their lives to addiction to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Carson City

    Nevada

    Activity: Opioid Memorial Wall on display
    Date: 26/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Capitol, corner of Carson and Musser streets, Carson City, Nevada
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Partnership Carson City
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    IOAD memorial wall in honor of our lost ones

    Carson City

    Nevada

    Activity: Free Naloxone training and lunch
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: conference room, Partnership Carson City, 1925 N Carson Street, Carson City, Nevada
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Partnership Carson City
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    naloxone training and lunch

    Las Vegas

    Nevada

    Activity: 3rd annual Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Chuck Minker Sports Complex
    275 N. Mojave Ave
    Las Vegas, NV 89101
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SoNV Harm Reduction Alliance
    Contact: Jennifer Gratzke
    Phone: 702-913-3960
    Email: Overdoseawareness.snhra@gmail.com

    Join Us for SNHRA’s 3rd Annual Overdose Awareness Event
    5:00-5:45 Pre-Event Overdose Response and Naloxone training
    6:00-6:45 Event begins with an Overdose Response and Naloxone Training
    7:00-8:00 Testimonials and Call-to-Action
    8:00-8:30 Candlelight and Ribbons to Remember Vigil
    Food will be provided
    Come and Remember with us those we have lost and those we have saved.
    Email us at Overdoseawareness.snhra@gmail.com for more information

    Las Vegas

    Nevada

    Activity: Narcan training session
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Desert Hope Treatment Centre – Outpatient Building
    3441 S. Eastern Ave.
    Las Vegas, NV 89169
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Desert Hope Centre
    Contact: Kurt Gunter
    Phone:
    Email: kgunther@ContactAAC.com

    http://deserthope.aaclive.org/

    Reno

    Nevada

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day – Washoe County NV
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Join us Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 5:30PM at the BELEIVE sign on Virginia Street and 1st Street in downtonw Reno, Nevada.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Join Together Northern Nevada
    Contact: Jennifer
    Phone: 775-324-7557
    Email: jennifer@jtnn.org

    Walk with us to Wingfield Park and write a message of memory or hope to recognize those who have suffered an overdose. FREE Narcan for attendees. International Overdose Awareness Day is recognized around the world as a day to acknowledge individual loss and family grief for people who have suffered an overdose.

    For questions, call us (775) 324-7557 or email Jennifer@jtnn.org

    New Hampshire

    Farmington

    New Hampshire

    Activity: Overdose Awareness
    Date: 19/09/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Farmington Responds @
    Friends of Farmington
    451 Main Street
    Farmington, NH 03835
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Farmington Responds
    Contact: Dawn Curtis
    Phone:
    Email:

    Community Solidarity to share with one another our journey, and the memories of our loved ones who lost their struggle.
    Light Refreshments, memory balloons, banners

    Laconia

    New Hampshire

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Bartlett Beach, Winnisquam Ave, Laconia N.H. 03246
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Navigating Recovery of The Lakes Region
    Contact: stephen donahue
    Phone: 603-273-7735
    Email: navigating.recovery@gmail.com

    5:45 – gathering
    6:00 – Welcome prayer
    6:15 – Resources Education/ Music
    6:30 – Testimonials
    7:00 – Reading names of those who we have lost to overdose
    7:15 – Silent bridge walk

    Littleton

    New Hampshire

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: North Country Serenity Center
    45 Union St
    Littleton, New Hampshire
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: North Country Health Consortium
    Contact: Event Organiser
    Phone: (603)444-1300
    Email:

    Join us on International Overdose Awareness Day!

    Drop in anytime to the North Country Serenity Center in Littleton on August 31st between 12 – 6 PM…

    We are gathering to remember those affected by overdose, share stories of recovery and resiliency, and come away with tips and resources to help our friends, neighbors, and loved ones survive.

    Light refreshments will be served, and a candlelight vigil will be held at 5:30 PM.

    Can’t make it into the Serenity Center but want to show your support? Go to North Country Serenity Center’s Facebook page and “Check-in” on August 31st to stand in solidarity for #OverdoseAwareness #EndOverdose #IOAD !

    Questions? Call the North Country Serenity Center: (603)444-1300 or drop a message on this event page.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/469436130546159/

    Milford

    New Hampshire

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Flag Planting
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Natacha Davis
    Phone:
    Email:

    International Overdose Awareness Day Flag Planting to remember those who fell to overdose in New Hampshire.

    Ossipee

    New Hampshire

    Activity: IOAD Rally
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: White Horse Addiction Center, 68 NH-16B, Center Ossipee, NH 03814, United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: White Horse Addiction Center
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    International Overdose Awareness Day is Saturday, and White Horse Addiction Center at 70 Route 16B in Ossipee will observe the day with a rally from 1-8 p.m

    The rally will have barbecue food and refreshments at a minimal cost and free live music entertainment and kid’s games.

    All are welcome to attend the event, hear the stories of friends, families and people who have been affected by addiction, walk along “Resource Road” to learn about resources available and participate in creating a memoriam quilt.

    The rally will include a candlelight vigil at the end of the night to remember and honor all of those have been lost to overdose.

    New Jersey

    Atlantic City

    New Jersey

    Activity: FED UP Rally
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Atlantic City Public Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery Force of Atlantic County, Inc.
    Contact: Robert Catalano
    Phone: 6094376402
    Email: info@recoveryforce.org

    This activity is an official FED UP Rally tied to the national organization. This will take place during a celebration of life Cook-out at a local public part, to be announced. Awareness will be presented along the theme of “Setting the Record Straignt” during which time the public will be reminded of the man-made, big pharma epidemic that became the greatest healthcare crisis of our time, educated on the non-voluntary disease of addiction and contesting the “choice” school of thought with science based facts, the restoration of dignity to families and those lost by presenting facts about opioids and the nature of their lure. This activity will be from 10-6 and include prevention resources like Narcan Training, medication disposal give aways, vendor tables to become equipped should the need arise, children’s activities, contests and more.

    Atlantic City

    New Jersey

    Activity: South Jersey FED UP rally and awareness
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: O’Donnell Park
    Albany Avenue and Atlantic Avenue
    Atlantic City, New Jersey
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery Force of South Jersey
    Contact: recoveryforce.org
    Phone:
    Email: info@recoveryforce.org

    for information visit
    https://recoveryforce.org/ioad/take_part.html

    Atlantic City

    New Jersey

    Activity: South Jersey rememberance and vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Somers Point, Atlantic City, New Jersey
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery Force of South Jersey
    Contact: recoveryforce.org
    Phone:
    Email: info@recoveryforce.org

    for more information visit
    https://recoveryforce.org/ioad/take_part.html

    Atlantic city

    New Jersey

    Activity: Narcan distribution as part of Healing Atlantic County Initiative
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: pharmacies at AtlantiCare’s City Campus, Pacific Avenue; HealthPlex, Atlantic Avenue; Mainland Campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona; AtlantiCare pharmacies, Galloway and Manahawkin — all in New Jersey
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery Force of South Jersey
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Narcan distribution

    Blackwood

    New Jersey

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day/Summer End BBQ
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Gloucester Township Police Family Resource Center
    1324 Little Gloucester Road
    Blackwood, NJ 08012
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Gloucester Township Police Department
    Contact: Lt. Mark Benton
    Phone: 8563745712
    Email: communityrelations@gtpolice.com

    Our GTPD Family Resource Center will have a public event from 12 to 3 PM to include a barbecue, games and a location to dispose of prescription drugs while educating the public about the misuse of medications.

    Blackwood

    New Jersey

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Timber Creek Park, 236 Taylor Ave & Chews Landing Road, Blackwood, New Jersey
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Camden County
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Branchburg

    New Jersey

    Activity: Overdose and Suicide Awareness Vigil
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 am
    Location: Raritan Valley Community College
    Conference Center
    118 Lamington Rd
    Branchburg, NJ 08876
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Somerset County Department of Human Services
    Contact: Jennifer Sorensen
    Phone:
    Email: sorensen@co.somerset.nj.us

    Come out to raise awareness of the significant impact overdose and suicide has on our community, reduce stigma, and connect with one another.
    Join your community to remember and honor those lost to overdose and suicide.
    Send a strong message to individuals battling mental health and substance use disorders that they are valued, supported, and that they don’t have to go through it alone.

    Dunellen

    New Jersey

    Activity: 3rd Annual Overdose Awareness Ceremony
    Date: 05/09/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Washington Park
    Washington ave between Dunellen Avenue and First street
    Dunellen, NJ
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Dunellen Municipal Alliance
    Contact: Terri Albertson
    Phone: 732-752-7174
    Email: Dunellenma@gmail.com

    Information tables,
    Making memorial signs
    Speakers
    Recognition of those we lost
    Music

    Flemington

    New Jersey

    Activity: Art in the Park Flemington Awareness Event
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Court Street Park
    Court Street and Park Avenue
    Flemington, NJ 08822
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Active for our Angels
    Contact: Mary Hanley
    Phone: 9087881900
    Email: mhanley@hdap.org

    In remembrance of International Overdose Awareness Day, Active for our Angels has organized a day in the park with a powerful art display. Community members have created art and attached it behind free standing windows that express living in a home with addiction, overdose, or recovery. Visitors will walk around and peek into the windows to learn more about the impact of addiction. This event is also a family friendly day including Kindness Rock painting, the community mosaic which asks visitor to place a mosaic tile for each loved one that has been impacted by mental health disorders or substance use disorders and create a beautiful tree mosaic. Community tables with the hard working organizations dedication to making a change. Music and the 55 Main Restaurant bbq tent! Free Narcan Training with kits for the first 25 registered. A very special celebration at 6:15 with speeches and special vocal performances in honor of those who have overdosed. 3 pm to 7 pm…. share a day in the park.

    Forked River

    New Jersey

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day! FED UP RALLY!
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Lacey United Methodist Church 203 Lacey Rd
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Xodus Recovery Community Center
    Contact: Donna Catlow
    Phone: 7324257938
    Email: xrccenter@gmail.com

    This Family friendly awareness event will consist of Speakers, Resource Tables and memorial vigil.

    Gloucester County

    New Jersey

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: James G. Atkins park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Gloucester County Freeholders and the Gloucester County Addictions Task Force
    Contact: Gloucester County Addictions Task Force
    Phone:
    Email:

    Candlelight Vigil

    Hardwick

    New Jersey

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness day Candle Light Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: To Be Determined
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: James J Perry
    Phone: 9083107328
    Email: jjperry13@gmail.com

    Guest speakers, reading of names of those we lost. Much More. Still in planning mode. Contact me if you are interested in helping with the planning. jjperry13@gmail.com

    Highlands

    New Jersey

    Activity: Fed Up Rally
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: 22 Snug Harbor Avenue
    Highlands
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Highlands/Atlantic Highlands Municipal Alliance
    Contact: Heather DiBlasi
    Phone: (908) 601-5091
    Email: Bgkahuna002@comcast.net

    Fed Up Rally

    Howell

    New Jersey

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Echo Lake Park, 1225 Maxim-Southard Road, Howell, NJ
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Howell Alliance, Howell Police, Department CFC, Loud N Clear foundation and Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    http://www.centraljersey.com/news/tri_town_news/stories/tri-town-news-datebook-aug/article_158b3347-9a9b-5290-a075-1d8100d97512.html

    Hudson

    New Jersey

    Activity: Purple Flag Display to mark International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hudson Youth Substance Abuse Prevention
    Contact: Ed Karvoski Junior
    Phone:
    Email:

    Purple Flag Display to mark International Overdose Awareness Day

    Keansburg

    New Jersey

    Activity: Keansburg’s 4th Annual Overdose Awareness Eveent
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: KEANSBURG BEACH . Main Street Beach- East BAY WALK 5:30 PM-DARK
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Visiting Nurses Association-Keansburg Against Heroin-RESA Treatment Center
    Contact: Eileen Corcoran
    Phone: 206-293-4851
    Email: Eileen.corcoran@vnahg.org

    WE WILL HOST AN OVERDOSE TRAINING PROVIDED BY JSAS AT 5:30 PM-NALOXONE KITS WILL BE PROVIDED TO ALL PARTICIPANTS WHO TAKE THE OVERDOSE TRAINING. WE WILL HAVE FREE HIV-HCV TESTING, AND PEOPLE ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING PHOTOS OF THEIR LOVED ONES, WE LIGHT THE CANDLES PROMPTLY AT DUSK (7:30) AND READ ALL THE NAMES THAT ARE PUT IN THE BOOK. OUR THEME THIS YEAR IS TO ELIMINATE STIGMA. THERE WILL ALSO BE VARIOUS COMMUNITY SERVICE PROVIDERS AT THE EVENT WITH RESOURCES ON HOW TO ACCESS VARIOUS FORMS OF TREATMENT

    Keyport

    New Jersey

    Activity: International Drug Overdose Awareness Day Mindful Meditation on the Waterfront
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Keyport Waterfront Park off of American Legion Drive
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Keyport Response to Recovery
    Contact: Sophia Lamberson
    Phone: 9739037047
    Email: keyportresponsetorecovery@gmail.com

    A mindful meditation on our beautiful waterfront to honor loved ones fighting for recovery and to remember those we have lost to addiction and drug overdose. This event is designed to send the message that every person struggling with addiction is valuable and to end the stigma so real dialogue can action can take place to end the crisis. Meditation begins at 9:00 am followed by a light breakfast. Attendees are welcome to stay as long as they like and share in memorial activities planned for the morning or simply enjoy the support of one another.

    Lafayette

    New Jersey

    Activity: IOAD training and information session
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Sunrise House Treatment Center, 37 Sunset Inn Road, Lafayette, New Jersey
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Sunrise House Treatment Center
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    training & information session

    Lafayette Township

    New Jersey

    Activity: Narcan training session
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Sunrise House Treatment Centre – Chapel
    37 Sunset Inn Road
    Lafayette Township, NJ 07848
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Sunrise House Treatment Centre
    Contact: Nick Mcleod
    Phone:
    Email: nmcleod@contactaac.com

    http://sunrisehouse.aaclive.org/

    Laurel Springs

    New Jersey

    Activity: GTPD End Of Summer Barbecue
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 1324 Little Gloucester Road
    Blackwood, NJ 08012
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Gloucester Township Police
    Contact: Lt. Mark Benton
    Phone: 856-228-4011
    Email: Communityrelations@gtpolice.com

    Join officers for a barbecue on August 31st from 12-3pm to celebrate National Eat Outside Day and recognize Overdose Awareness Day.

    Stop by and have a free lunch with officers, play games, and have some fun. Natoli Dental will be providing ice cream to all who attend.
    We will also have our Medicine Drop Box on location to collect unused or expired medication.

    ***Don’t forget to wear your purple for Overdose Awareness Day to remember those lost and still fighting addiction.

    Manasquan

    New Jersey

    Activity: IOAD purple flags
    Date: 26/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Our Lady Star of the Sea Beach Chapel at 554 E. Main St & Wall Township Municipal Building, 2700 Allaire Road
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery Advocates for the Shore (RAFTS)
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    In Manasquan and Wall, thousands of purple flags, each one representing a life lost to opioids in the past year, will be on display throughout Labor Day Weekend to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day on Saturday.

    Middletown

    New Jersey

    Activity: Lighting Up Town Hall Purple
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: 1 Kings Highway
    Middletown, NJ 07748
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Township of Middletown
    Contact: Tara Berson
    Phone: 732-615-3226
    Email: publicinfo@middletownnj.org

    Middletown, NJ will be lighting up Town Hall purple on Friday, August 30th in the evening through the weekend in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Montcair

    New Jersey

    Activity: Opioid Prevention Training for Township employees
    Date: 19/11/2019
    Time: 01:30 pm
    Location: 205 Claremont Avenue
    Montclair, New Jersey 07042
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Township of Montclair
    Contact: Ashley Crews
    Phone: (973)509-4969
    Email: acrews@montclairnjusa.org

    RWJMS and the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services have partnered together to offer free training and naloxone nasal spray kits for Montclair Township employees on November 19, 2019 at 1:30 in Council Chambers of Montclair Municipal Building, 205 Claremont Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042

    Morristown

    New Jersey

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Rally
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: 39 Early Street
    Apt 317
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Lorena Inestroza
    Phone: 9733497989
    Email: linestroza1130@gmail.com

    Education Awareness Statistics Parents who have lost children to Overdose will speak. Moment of silence

    New Jersey Hills

    New Jersey

    Activity: Wayne Alliance’s 2nd Annual Overdose Awareness Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: New Jersey
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    IOAD vigil

    Newark

    New Jersey

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Rally
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Canal Market, Newark, New Jersey
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Trish Perry
    Phone:
    Email:

    Overdose Awareness Rally

    Newton

    New Jersey

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Evening
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: The Green, Newton Town Square
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Center for prevention and counseling
    Contact: Elise Ehlberg
    Phone: 8484598592
    Email: eliseehlberg@gmail.com

    A candlelight vigil. Light a luminary and honor the memory of loved ones lost to overdose. Saturday, August 31, 2019, 7-9PM. A name reading ceremony will follow the lighting of the luminaries. To submit a name please go to https:tiny.cc/2019oad. For further information, please contact elisee@centerforprevention.org.

    Newton

    New Jersey

    Activity: Light a Luminary in Honor of Loved Ones
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Newton Green, Newton, NJ
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Center for Prevention and Counseling
    Contact: Elise Ehlberg
    Phone: 9739402966
    Email: annmarie@centerforprevention.org

    Community event to honor loved ones who have passed from a drug overdose & present awareness of local recovery support resources.

    Old Bridge

    New Jersey

    Activity: Old Bridge Township Lights Up
    Date: 26/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Old Bridge Town Hall
    Township of Old Bridge
    1 Old Bridge Plaza
    Old Bridge NJ 08857
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Township of Old Bridge
    Contact: Karen Tortorici
    Phone:
    Email:

    To raise awareness and support our community, we are lighting up the Town Hall purple throughout the week leading up to and including 31st August 2019.

    Online

    New Jersey

    Activity: Squash the Stigma
    Date: 01/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: PDFNJ Launches Online Squash the Stigma Challenge for International Overdose Awareness Day
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: PDFNJ – Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    In advance of International Overdose Awareness Day, the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey has launched an online water balloon challenge in an effort to squash the stigma associated with substance use disorder.
    PDFNJ’s online Squash the Stigma challenge, beginning August 1 and continuing throughout the month of August, calls family and friends who have been impacted by to take a public stand against stigma. To participate, individuals simply fill up a few balloons with water, write stigmatizing words or beliefs on each balloon in marker, and then record themselves squashing the balloons on the ground. In their videos they nominate three people to participate within the next 48 hours, and then post it on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with the hashtag #SquashTheStigma.

    Phillipsburg

    New Jersey

    Activity: A Walk To Remeber – Police Support Recovery
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Shappell Park – 352 South Main Phillipsburg NJ 08865
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: CARES Of Warren County
    Contact: Amanda Bridge
    Phone: 9083198589
    Email: Abridge06@yahoo.com

    Free Event!

    Come and Support Overdose Awareness Day with CARES & Safe Harbor, along with Easton Police Department and Phillipsburg Police Department. When communities come together we build a stronger foundation! Help end the stigma. If you’ve lost someone you love to addiction we will all walk to remember them. Phillipsburg will be meeting Easton on the free bridge and everyone will be given a flower to toss over the bridge for remembrance. Awards, free food, and live music will be held at Easton’s Amphitheater.

    Pet Friendly, Kid Friendly!

    Rockaway

    New Jersey

    Activity: Butterfly Release
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: 25 West Main st, Rockaway, NJ
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Center For Addiction Recovery Education and Success (CARES)
    Contact: Barbara Kauffman
    Phone: 9736251998
    Email: bkauffman@mcpik.org

    We will meet at CARES for a light breakfast at 8am. Then head over to at 9am to Donatoni Community Park at 231 W. Main St. , Rockaway, NJ for a dedication ceremony. We will read the names of loved ones lost and release butterflies in their honor. Contact Barbara Kauffman at bkauffman@mcpik.org or call 973-625-1998 to have your loved ones name read.

    South Amboy

    New Jersey

    Activity: FED UP ! Overdose and Substance Use Awareness Event
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: South Amboy Middle High School
    200 Governor Harold G. Hoffman Plaza
    South Amboy, NJ 08879
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kim Seber
    Phone: 908-565-4415
    Email: RootsToAddiction@yahoo.com

    This Family friendly awareness event will consist of Speakers, Resource Tables and memorial vigil.

    South Jersey

    New Jersey

    Activity: Free Narcan
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: South Jersey Hospitals
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: South Jersey Hospitals
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Five AtlantiCare facilities in South Jersey will distribute free Narcan on Friday 30 Aug

    Titusville

    New Jersey

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Event and Candelight Vigil
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Woolsey Park
    221 Washington Crossing Road
    Titusville, NJ
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mercer Council on Alcoholism and Drug Addiction
    Contact: Barbara Sprechman
    Phone: 609-396-5874
    Email: bsprechman@mercercouncil.org

    Public event featuring panel of speakers and candlelight vigil

    Union

    New Jersey

    Activity: Mayoral Proclamation
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Union Town Hall
    1976 Morris Avenue
    Union, NJ 07083
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Township of Union
    Contact: Natalie DaSilva
    Phone: 9088518500
    Email: publicinfo@uniontownship.com

    Mayoral Proclamation at our August 27th, 2019 Township Committee Meeting

    Ventnor

    New Jersey

    Activity: Overdose Awareness and Remembrance Event
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 am
    Location: Newport Avenue and the Beach
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery Force of Atlantic County, Inc.
    Contact: Mary Corona
    Phone: 6095535097
    Email: marycorona3@hotmail.com

    This annual event will include guest speakers and testimony from family members who lost a loved one to overdose. The event is held near the beach and ocean. Following speakers is a reading of all names submitted by the community of loved ones lost to overdose. The event gives out flowers (carnations) which are cast to the ocean at the event closing

    Verona

    New Jersey

    Activity: New Jersey Public Health Harm Reduction Workshop
    Date: 21/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Trenton War Memorial
    1 Memorial Dr.
    Trenton, NJ 08608
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Families for Sensible Drug Policy
    Contact: Carol Katz Beyer
    Phone: 973-567-8034
    Email: carol@fsdp.org

    #supportdontpunish #publichealth
    ⏰In preparation for International Overdose Awareness Day, FSDP invites you to JOIN US for a FREE interactive Harm Reduction Workshop hosted by the New Jersey Department of Health. Harm reduction is a life-saving, evidence-based public health tool for New Jersey communities. Hear directly from national experts and local leaders about how harm reduction policy and practice can prevent overdose deaths, reduce drug-related stigma, and promote the dignity and health of all New Jerseyans, including individuals with substance use disorder.
    Please mark your calendars and save-the-date for Wednesday, August 21st from 9:00 am to 2:30pm. The event will take place at the Trenton War Memorial. Admission, lunch, parking and public health credits are free but space is limited, so please REGISTER NOW to reserve your spot.
    Please help us spread the word about this event by sharing it on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and using the hashtag hashtag#harmreductionsaves. See you there! Click here to register. https://lnkd.in/eJcWSnx #supporthefamilyimprovetheoutcome

    Wayne

    New Jersey

    Activity: Overdose Awareness
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 475 Valley Road
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Robbin Gulino
    Phone: 973-694-1800 x3244
    Email: alliance@waynetownship.com

    Overdose awareness candle vigil

    Wayne

    New Jersey

    Activity: Second in your Candle light Vigils A Day of Remembrance And Awareness In Honor Of Lost Loved One
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:10 pm
    Location: May subject to change ,,, will update soon Event to be held at Wayne township town Hall
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Susan
    Phone: 973 6923618
    Email: sunshine3981@optonline.net

    I have Speakers Prayers Singer reading of Poems Reading The names of our love ones we sadly lost Then we light candles And release balloons this year I want to try to release butterflies It is a very touching events In honor of her love ones a day of remembrance and awareness

    Westampton

    New Jersey

    Activity: Burlington County Candlelight Vigil & Remembrance
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: The Burlington County Amphitheater located at 5 Pioneer Blvd Westampton NJ 08060. Parking is available at the Burlington County Library.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Prevention Plus of Burlington County
    Contact: Joe Conlin
    Phone: 609-261-0001 ext 1007
    Email: joeconlin@prevplus.org

    There will be music, testimonials on the loss of a loved one, addiction and treatment. Vendor tables, refreshments, and live music. This is a smoke free venue.

    Westampton

    New Jersey

    Activity: Overdose Awareness
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Burlington County Amphitheater
    5 Pioneer Boulevard, Westampton, NJ 08060
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Christine Hoff
    Phone: 609.929.3885
    Email: Shouting4Shelby@gmail.com

    We will have speakers, music, a remembrance slideshow & candlelight vigil.
    If you would like your loved ones to be remembered, please send their name and photo to Shouting4shelby@gmail.com

    New Mexico

    Albuquerque

    New Mexico

    Activity: Lost Talent Memorial
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: New Mexico Museum of Natural History
    1801 Mountain Road NW
    Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87104
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: New Mexico Department of Health, Bernalillo County, New Mexico Museum of Natural History
    Contact: Andrea Jacquin
    Phone: 505-206-9144
    Email: andrea.jacquin@state.nm.us

    This event aims to raise awareness about overdose and the dangers of drug use. The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is holding a memorial for local victims who have lost their lives to drugs. The memorial is being held in conjunction with the Museum exhibit titled “Drugs: Costs & Consequences”. The exhibit from the Drug Enforcement Agency explores the costs of legal and illegal drugs to individuals and the impact that drugs have on society. The exhibit will be open till December 8th 2019. In the “Lost Talent Gallery” are stories and photos of local youth who have lost their lives to drugs.

    A victims’ memorial will be held on Thursday, August 29th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. The event is being held in partnership with Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Services. The event is open to the public. Families of the victims in the “Lost Talent Gallery” are invited to attend the event.

    There will be a Bernalillo County proclamation to commemorate the day.

    A dedication stone will also be permanently placed at the Museum’s “Walk through New Mexico” exhibit to honor all victims of substance abuse. Rocky Mountain Stone is donating river rocks for each of the families to paint and honor their lost loved ones. The stones will be added to the “Drugs: Costs & Consequences” exhibit at the Museum.

    Clovis

    New Mexico

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Social Media Campaign
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: 117 w 8th Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Curry County Office of Substance Abuse Prevention
    Contact: Tanya Henderson
    Phone: 5757637725
    Email: thenderson@currycounty.org

    Utilizing social media resources to promote overdose awareness and prevention throughout Eastern New Mexico. Partners United Way of Eastern New Mexico, Curry County Health Council, and Mental Health Resources.

    Santa Fe

    New Mexico

    Activity: Santa Fe Overdose Memorial
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 04:30 pm
    Location: 2 Laurel Cir
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: recoverysantafe.org
    Contact: Thomas Starke
    Phone: ‪(505) 216-6698‬
    Email: recoverysantafe@gmail.com

    Small memorial, held in Santa Fe’s Our Lady of Guadalupe, Old Church churchyard for everyone who passed from accidental overdose the past year in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA.

    New York

    Albany

    New York

    Activity: Capital Region Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: West Capitol Park, Albany, NY
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice
    Contact: Keith Brown
    Phone:
    Email: keith@katalcenter.org

    Memorial activities, naloxone and fentanyl test strip training, Safe Shape pop-up SIF tours, rally and speakout.

    Albany

    New York

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: 1 Academy Park, Albany, NY 12207
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    A vigil will be held at Academy Park for community members to support each other and push for preventive measures.

    Families from around the region will be joined by local lawmakers, including Congressman Paul Tonko. The Albany County Sheriff, Craig Apple

    People attending the vigil are encouraged to share their stories.

    Auburn

    New York

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day observance
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Auburn City Hall, Auburn, New York
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Auburn Community Hospital
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    There will be a short walk around downtown, speakers, music by Perform 4 Purpose, a dove release, a candle light vigil followed by bag pipes. Bring your posters, pictures of loved ones, banners and placards. Help us keep our community focused and aware of this problem. This event is free and open to all.

    Batavia

    New York

    Activity: "You Are Not Alone" GOW(Genesee-Orleans-Wyoming) Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Austin Park, Jefferson Avenue, Batavia NY
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: GOW (Genesee Orleans Wyoming) Opioid Task Force
    Contact: Sue Gagne
    Phone:
    Email: sgagne@gcasa.org

    Please join these (3) counties (Genesee-Orleans-Wyoming) that joined together to host an Overdose Awareness Day event. It is a place where the communities of these 3 counties can come together to raise awareness, gather information, as well as support families and loved ones as they struggle with substance use disorders, the loss of loved ones, and celebrate those in recovery. SPEAKERS * KIDS ZONE * LIVE MUSIC * FREE NARCAN TRAINING * FOOD. 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

    BINGHAMTON

    New York

    Activity: Trail of Truth
    Date: 24/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: 7 Court Street, Binghamton, NY
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Truth Pharm
    Contact: Alexis Pleus
    Phone: 6072456878
    Email: truthpharm@gmail.com

    Truth Pharm to host Trail of Truth for International Overdose Awareness Day

    In observance of International Overdose Awareness Day, Truth Pharm is hosting our 4th annual Trail of Truth Memorial March on Saturday, August 24, 2019. While we saw a decrease in the total number of lives lost in 2018, we have seen a rise in the number of hospital visits and Naloxone overdose reversals which tells us that sadly, this problem is far from over. In early 2019, Broome County also experienced an overdose surge which lead to a State of Emergency being declared. We are still losing far too many lives.

    Please join us on our Trail of Truth Memorial March as we memorialize over one hundred loved ones who have lost their lives due to substance use related causes in the Southern Tier. There will be gifts given to children who have lost a parent to substance use related causes. We will also be giving a gift to overdose survivors. We are excited to announce that we have several incredible guest speakers this year including: Kassandra Frederique, the New York State Director of Drug Policy Alliance, Nan Goldin famous photographer and opioid activist and LA Kauffman author and activist, to name a few.

    We will meet at The Martin Luther King Jr. Peacemaker’s Stage (7 Court Street Binghamton, NY) and conclude in front of the Government Plaza on Hawley Street.
    This is the timeline for the event:
    2:00pm Family memorial cemetery which illustrates the impact of the epidemic by showcasing loved ones we have lost.
    2:30pm, 3:00pm and 3:30pm – Free Overdose Reversal Training with Narcan kits available.
    3:35pm Press Interviews
    4:00pm Announcements, speakers and musical performers
    5:30pm Memorial march to the Governmental Plaza
    6:15pm Live Performance art by families who have lost loved ones in front of the Governmental Plaza on Hawley Street accompanied by drummers

    We ask that attendees wear black and feel free to bring memory or angel rocks to share.

    As a community nonprofit, Truth Pharm believes in planting the seeds of love and understanding to fight this opioid epidemic. This is accomplished by eliminating stigma around recovery and addiction; serving our community with free overdose reversal trainings; and an outreach of support from our Rainmakers and Board Members.

    Please note, August 25th is reserved as a rain date.
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    Bronx

    New York

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: St. Mary’s Park (149th and Eagle Ave) Bronx NY 10455
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: St Ann’s Corner of Harm Reduction
    Contact: Van Asher
    Phone: (718)585-5544 X 105
    Email: vasher@sachr.org

    We will be remembering those who have passed, as we give out Fentanyl Test Strips, Narcan Kits, and Safer Sex and Use Kits. We will also be providing HCV Testing and Harm Reduction Information/Supplies.

    Bronx

    New York

    Activity: Mott Haven Meets: A Community Conversation
    Date: 07/09/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: St. Mary’s Park Recreation Center
    450 St. Ann’s Avenue
    Bronx, NY 10455
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Radical Health
    Contact: Stacey Cabezas
    Phone: 6465424262
    Email: motthaven@radical-health.com

    Radical Health is setting out to provide a safe space for those who are either directly impacted or are interested in learning more, in an effort to create awareness on this trend that has been happening in our community for decades. Our goal is to talk, learn, and keep building community leaders who can in turn continue to organize and engage within Mott Haven.

    Radical Health will host a “meet-up” to meet neighbors and get the conversation going. Out of this meet-up, community members will sign up for one of our two-part series specific to their experience:

    Directly Impacted: You are related to, are friends with or have direct contact with a drug user.
    Interested Community Members: You work in the community and are interested in learning more.

    During these two-part series, Radical Health will use techniques such as community conversations and restorative health circles to promote inspiration and humanization by listening and educating.

    Through these techniques, Radical Health intends to understand what the community already knows and sees, identify what they need and want and delving into who they are.

    After completion of the two-part series, Radical Health will host another “meet-up”, where we will congratulate those who completed the two-part series and recruit more members for our next set of series.

    Concurrently, Radical Health will offer additional resources and recommendations to other programs.

    Bronx

    New York

    Activity: Commemoration
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: The Ramon Velez Recovery located at 754 E. 151st Street, Bronx, NY 10455
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ramon Velez Recovery Center
    Contact: Diana Gomez
    Phone: 347-352-2497
    Email: dgomez@promesa.org

    We will be commemorating the day by putting up a memorial tree the week of August 26th. We invite clients and staff to write a tribute, name or symbol to represent someone they have lost to overdose on a leaf. At the end day we will hang the leaves on the tree.

    On Friday, August 30th we will provide Narcan training as well as a moment of silence.

    Cohoes

    New York

    Activity: “Let’s Walk for One More Chance”
    Date: 20/09/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Chatham Village Tracy Memorial State Route 203 Chatham, NY
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kerryann Scully
    Phone:
    Email: Columbiapathwaystorecovery@gmail.com

    Candlelit Vigil and Memorial walk as we gather to honor our lost loved ones, reach out a hand with support and hope to those who are struggling with substance abuse disorders, and celebrate those who are in recovery.

    Glen Falls

    New York

    Activity: IOAD Moment of Sound
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Glen Falls Community Park (near Crandall Public Library), Glen Falls, New York
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hometown vs Herion Community Coalition
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    IOAD event

    Highland

    New York

     

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Memorial Walk – Walk to Stop the Stigma
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 9AM to 12PM. Registration starts at 8:30AM
    Location: We will be gathering at the Highland entrance of the ‘Walkway Over the Hudson’ at:87 Haviland Road
    Highland, NY 12528
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Matt Herring Foundation
    Contact: Sharon Herring
    Phone: 845-629-0030
    Email: mattherringfoundation@gmail.com

    MATT stands for Managing Addiction Through Teamwork. The Overdose Awareness Walk is our biggest fundraiser of the year – This is the second year we have invited like minded local agencies and foundations that work hard to help manage problems caused by addiction, and share what they have to offer to the community. Come walk with us to remember those who have lost their lives to overdose and support those with lives affected by substance use. Walk to stop the stigma. Walk to feel connected.

    Rallying together encourages people to feel more connected. Addiction is a health issue, NOT a moral issue. Stigma won’t obstruct progress once we show there is no shame in an individual’s struggle against substance use disorders. We fight to end the stigma in hopes of ending the losses.

    The County of Dutchess Department of Behavioral Health will be supplying Naloxone (Narcan) to those who need it. Matt Herring Foundation will be offering Narcan training on site.

    There will be live music courtesy of the Bianca Carano Band.

    Speakers:

    Marcus Molinaro, County Executive of Dutchess County, New York

    A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH Commissioner of Behavioral and Community Health for Dutchess County

    Jamie Cevetillo NYS Unified Court System and Former ITAP Employee

    Richard A. Berube, Former Prosecutor for Dutchess County

    Community Members:

    Patricia Herring, Mother of Loss
    Thomas Matuseski, Father of Loss
    Victor Martinez, Person in Recovery

    Liverpool

    New York

    Activity: Light up the Night for Overdose Awareness
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:09 pm
    Location: Butterfly Garden of HOPE
    6751 Onondaga Lake Parkway
    Liverpool, NY 13088
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Margie Baxter
    Phone: 3153451995
    Email: marjorieannbaxter@gmail.com

    Overdose Awareness and memorial.
    5:30 Pot Luck meal/mingle
    5-7 Add loved ones name to List to be read aloud
    5-7 Add photo of loved one to Memory board
    6:30 Opening remarks
    6:45 Speakers- 3 local residents dramatically affected by the drug epidemic
    7:30 Reading of names with Glow Sticks & Candles
    8:00 Special Light up the Night Memorial

    Lockport

    New York

    Activity: 3rd Annual Lockport Overdose Rally 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Veterans Park across from Easter Niagara Hospital
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Sean
    Phone:
    Email: lpoverdoserally@gmail.com

    -Speakers with experiences with Overdose
    -Over a dozen facilities in the recovery field
    -Free food
    -A remembrance table for pictures of lost love ones
    -Free Narcan training
    -A candlelit vigil
    -A bell ringing for every life lost to Overdose In Niagara and surrounding counties in 2018

    Mahopac

    New York

    Activity: Hope and Healing Candlelight Ceremony
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Mahopac Commerce Park at the crossroads between Route 6 and Route 6N.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Lauren Privitera
    Phone: 347-271-0901
    Email: Laulau620@yahoo.com

    A day to gather together as a community and remember all of those who have lost their lives to the disease of addiction and to support the loved ones left behind. A memorial slideshow plays in the background to remember those lost. There is a banner on hand to write a tribute to those lost to addiction. Songs of hope played throughout and finally an opportunity for people to speak their loved ones name and pay tribute to them before lighting a memorial candle.

    Mahopac

    New York

    Activity: Hope and Healing
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Chamber Park
    692 US 6
    Mahopac, NY 10541
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Lauren Privitera
    Phone: 347-271-0901
    Email: Laulau620@yahoo.com

    International Overdose Awareness Day

    Join us for a candlelight memorial in honor of those who have lost their lives to the disease of addiction and to support the families that have been left behind.

    Banner signing; rock decorating, candlelight memorial, personal tributes

    This will be an informal get together for the sole purpose of paying tribute to our loved ones. Please PM me if you have suggestions or if you want your loved one to appear in the tribute slide show. For more information, please private message me or contact me via email: laulau620@yahoo.com

    Candles provided. Bring a lawn chair.

    Middletown

    New York

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 115 South Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SUNY Orange
    Contact: Marianne Sciucco
    Phone: 8453414870
    Email: mariannesciucco@sunyorange.edu

    Our nurses will be available to answer questions and hand out information to students in a prime location on campus.

    We are also doing a Narcan Training on October 17.

    Monticello

    New York

    Activity: Sullivan County’s International Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Sullivan County Government Center
    100 North Street
    Monticello, NY 12701
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Catholic Charities
    Contact: Luisa Parker
    Phone: 8457948080 x170
    Email: luisa.parker@cccsos.org

    Information sharing event to raise awareness around the opioid crisis impacting the community and bring the loss of life, our community has experienced, to the forefront. Also, providing an opportunity for attendees to honor their loved ones.

    Nanuet

    New York

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Flywheel Park, Piermont, NY 10968
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Friends of Recovery Rockland
    Contact: caren schwartz
    Phone: 8455482086
    Email: schwartz.caren@gmail.com

    Music, refreshments, speakers, candle light vigil
    Participants are welcome to bring a picture of a loved one to display, along with a paragraph about their loved one.

    New York

    New York

    Activity: Documentary Film; Overdosed, Streams for free
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: Worldwide
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Mary Sue Connolly
    Phone:
    Email: Info@overdosedfilm.com

    Award-winning documentary film “Overdosed” will stream for free all over the world on August 31st for International Overdose Awareness Day. In honor of Paul Hartel & every other individual or family that has suffered loss, or is coping with substance use disorder.

    New York

    New York

    Activity: Naloxone Training-International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 09:04 am
    Location: August 30, 2019 List of eventsDownstate

    Walton
    1894 Walton Ave, The Bronx, NY 10453
    Host and time: 9am-11am Marva Greer

    Harlem
    1824 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10035
    Host and time: 2-4pm Marva Greer

    Stevenson
    731 White Plains Rd, The Bronx, NY 10473
    Host and time: 9am-11am Maya Nussenzweig

    Mt. Hope Family Practice
    130 W Tremont Ave, The Bronx, NY 10453
    Host and time: 2-4pm Maya Nussenzweig

    Upstate New York
    Kingston
    1 Family Practice Drive Kingston, NY 12401
    Host and time: Tom McCarry 10-11:30am

    Family Practice Center of Hyde Park
    11 Crum Elbow Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538
    Host and time: Tom McCarry 1:30-3:30pm

    New Paltz Family Health Center
    279 Main St #102, New Paltz, NY 12561
    Host and time: Tom McCarry 3:30-4:30pm
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Institute for Family Health
    Contact: Maya Nussenzweig
    Phone: 212-633-0815 ext 1374
    Email: mnussenzweig@institute.org

    August marks Overdose Awareness Month. This year, the Institute will be holding multiple tabling events on August 30th across our centers both upstate and downstate for a national event, International Overdose Awareness Day. The day is dedicated to remembrance, awareness, education and action. We will be giving out IFH swag along with free Naloxone kits with corresponding responder trainings. We hope to see you!

    New York

    New York

    Activity: REACH Program: Time to Remember, Time to Act
    Date: 06/09/2019
    Time: 09:30 am
    Location: Hess Center for Science and Medicine
    1470 Madison Avenue
    Davis Auditorium, 2nd Floor
    New York, NY, 10029
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Elisa McBratney
    Phone: 646-951-1693
    Email: reach@mountsinai.org

    All are invited to this event to honor the memory of those who have been lost to drug overdose, as well as to learn more and strategize about how to prevent future drug overdose deaths.

    This remembrance event is sponsored by the Respectful & Equitable Access to Comprehensive Healthcare (REACH) Program in the Division of General Internal Medicine and by the Mount Sinai Center for Spirituality and Health.

    This event will be held on Friday September 6th, 2019.

    9:30-10:00 AM – Come early for Overdose Prevention Training (Free Narcan/Naloxone Kits)

    10:00 AM- 12:00 PM – Remembrance Program

    12:00-12:30 PM – Stay after for Overdose Prevention Training (Free Narcan/Naloxone Kits)

    New York

    New York

    Activity: Resources, Ribbons and Remembrance
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: East 125th Street and Park Avenue
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: A group of community partners in East Harlem
    Contact: Michelle Gadot
    Phone:
    Email: mgadot@cchphealthcare.org

    International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held each year that aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

    Community partners in East Harlem are coming together for this special event where attendees can learn how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose, prevent an overdose through harm reduction education, learn about resources available them and honor those we have lost or this who have been impacted by overdose through a community art project.

    FREE OVERDOSE PREVENTION TRAINING
    FREE HIV AND HCV TESTING
    HOLISTIC SERVICES
    RESOURCES AVAILABLE
    LIVE DJ
    FREE GIVEAWAYS
    COLLABORATIVE ART PROJECT

    Sponsored by
    The Center for Comprehensive Health Practice
    New York Harm Reduction Educators
    Mount Sinai
    Uptown Grand Central
    TrueTox Laboratories

    New York

    New York

    Activity: Resources, Ribbons and Remembrance
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: East 125th Street and Park Avenue
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: A group of community partners in East Harlem
    Contact: Michelle Gadot
    Phone:
    Email: mgadot@cchphealthcare.org

    International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held each year that aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

    Community partners in East Harlem are coming together for this special event where attendees can learn how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose, prevent an overdose through harm reduction education, learn about resources available them and honor those we have lost or this who have been impacted by overdose through a community art project.

    FREE OVERDOSE PREVENTION TRAINING
    FREE HIV AND HCV TESTING
    HOLISTIC SERVICES
    RESOURCES AVAILABLE
    LIVE DJ
    FREE GIVEAWAYS
    COLLABORATIVE ART PROJECT

    Sponsored by
    The Center for Comprehensive Health Practice
    New York Harm Reduction Educators
    Mount Sinai
    Uptown Grand Central
    TrueTox Laboratories

    New York City

    New York

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Tabling Event sponsored by the ED Leads Addiction & CATCH Teams
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan
    Main Lobby
    1901 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10029
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: NYC Health & Hospitals – Metropolitan Hospital
    Contact: Lori McAndrew
    Phone: 646.908.9001
    Email: mcandrel@nychhc.org

    International Overdose Awareness Day Tabling Event
    The aim of IOAD is to raise awareness, reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths, remember those who have died or suffered permanent injury because of drug overdose, and stimulate discussion about overdose prevention and drug policy.

    The CATCH and ED Leads Addiction teams will be providing education for opioid misuse and overdose prevention, as well as a safe space to discuss stigma, and remember a loved one lost to or permanently impacted by an overdose. We will also provide giveaways for participation.

    Everyone is also encouraged to wear purple to show their support and use the hashtags #OverdoseAware and #EndOverdose on social media to boost awareness.

    Friday, August 30
    11 AM to 4 PM
    NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan
    Main Lobby

    Newburgh

    New York

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day 2019
    Date: 21/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 280 Broadway, Newburgh, NY, on the plaza
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hudson Valley Community Services & TEAM Newburgh Take Back the City
    Contact: Events Organiser
    Phone:
    Email: 

    Hudson Valley Community Services, Team Newburgh and other nonprofits present the Hudson Valley’s observance of International Overdose Awareness Day on Wed., August 21st from 12 to 4 pm (rain or shine). Join us at 280 Broadway on the plaza for a panel discussion on opioid use and overdose, including some survivors and people who used to use drugs, community leaders, and harm reduction activists. This event will also feature a candlelit memorial, selfie awareness wall, Narcan trainings, health information, educational games, kids’ activities and free snacks. There is no charge to attend. For more info, please visit //www.hudsonvalleycs.org/oad or https://www.facebook.com/events/926698574383847/

    Owego

    New York

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Community Vigil
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Owego Gazebo Courthouse Square Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    The Overdose Awareness Day Community Vigil August 30 is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Owego Gazebo. This is the second year for the event in Tioga County.

    Piermont

    New York

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: 25 Flywheel Park
    Piermont, NY 10968
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Friends of Recovery
    Contact: Allison Willis
    Phone: 5517771210
    Email: Allison1020@gmail.com

    This is Rockland County’s 2nd annual overdose awareness day. We will come together from 6:30 p.m. Till 9:00 p.m. and remember those we have lost to drug addiction and drug overdose. There will be a candlelight vigil as well as speakers. Please come and join us

    rochester

    New York

    Activity: The 4th Annual Scotty B Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Martin Luther King Jr Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: S.O..A.R.S.,Inc
    Contact: Becky Baker
    Phone: 5857710896
    Email: overdoseday2017@gmail.com

    Free Community Wide Event on the Disease of Addiction, Substance Use, Mental Health,Overdose, Overdose Deaths, And Recovery open to the public to many vendors to help families, friends, and persons with a SUD to access treatment, not for profits, spiritual and non-spirituals supports, halfway & supportive living, recovery & hope, prevention, harm reduction, grief and trauma support as well as a cross memorial & candlelight vigil, live music, naxolene/Narcan training, state & local speakers, food, kids area,

    ROCKAWAY BEACH

    New York

    Activity: International Overdose Remembrance Day 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Rockaway Beach Plaza
    Beach 94th Street
    (next to Boardwalk)
    Rockaway Beach, NY 11693
    4 – 7 PM
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: RockawayGetsNaloxone, NDRI-USA
    Contact: Janie Simmons
    Phone: 347-738-3674
    Email: jsimmons@ndri-usa.org

    overdose prevention training, information on OAT, other resources, candlelight vigil

    Saratoga Springs

    New York

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Narcan training 5:30 at the Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church, 24 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
    Candlelight Vigil at 7:30 at Congress Park, Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery Advocacy in Saratoga (RAIS)
    Contact: Megan
    Phone: 518-306-3048
    Email: office@SARArecovery.org

    RAIS is hosting a Candlelight Vigil for our community to support and acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends who have lost loved ones to overdose. It is a goal of our recovery community organization to raise awareness of overdoses and reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths.

    The Vigil will be preceded by a Narcan training 5:30 at the Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church, 24 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Training is free, but we are asking that you register at 518-306-3048 or office@sararecovery.org.

    Staten Island

    New York

    Activity: Narcan trainings and overdose awareness
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 166 Port Richmond Ave
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: CHASI
    Contact: Jamie Longo
    Phone: 6463029177
    Email: jamie.longo@chasiny.org

    Weds, Aug 28th, we will be at two different location – 166 Port Richmond Ave & 26 Bay St. – Offering on the spot Narcan trainings to the community, as well as promoting Overdose awareness.

    Syracuse

    New York

    Activity: Light Up The Night: for Overdose Awareness
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Butterfly Garden of HOPE
    6751 Onondaga Lake Parkway
    Liverpool, NY 13088
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: HOPE for Bereaved
    Contact: Katie
    Phone:
    Email: katie.oja@gmail.com

    Join HOPE for Bereaved’s HOPE following a Drug Overdose Death Grief Support Group as we come together to acknowledge International Overdose Awareness Day and remember those lost to unintentional drug overdoses.

    The event will begin with a pot-luck style dinner and end with a reading of names and (environmentally-friendly) lantern release over Onondaga Lake. If you won’t be able to attend and would like your loved one’s name included in the memorial, please contact Katie and katie.oja@gmail.com.

    Syracuse

    New York

    Activity: Light a Lantern
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 08:15 pm
    Location: The Great New York State Fair581 State Fair Boulevard • Syracuse, New York 13209
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Prevention Network
    Contact: Ashley Dailey
    Phone: 3154711359
    Email: adailey@preventionnetworkcny.org

    Lantern vigil held at dusk to remember local community members that have lost their lives due to an overdose.

    Watertown

    New York

    Activity: 2019 Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 12:01 pm
    Location: Watertown City Hall
    245 Washington Street
    Watertown, NY 13601
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Alliance for Better Communities
    Contact: Anita Seefried-Brown
    Phone: 315-788-4660
    Email: aseefried-brown@pivot2health.com

    Our elected officials, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, New York State Senator Patricia Ritchie, New York State Assemblyman Mark Walzcyk, Sheriff Colleen O’Neill, Mayor Joseph Butler, Watertown Chief of Police Charles Donoghue, people in recovery, and family members who have lost loved ones will share the policies they have supported and/or implemented to assist people with opioid addiction and family members and recovering people will speak about their experiences with the “system” and what further changes need to be implemented to assist people with substance use disorders find recovery. ACR Health will provide Narcan training and will demonstrate how fentanyl strips work and help save lives. The event will conclude with a performance of inspirational music by a local artist and with a dance performance by a local church group.

    Watertown

    New York

    Activity: For those who didn’t make it…
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 am
    Location: 595 West Main Street
    Watertown, New York 13601
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Credo Community Center
    Contact: Andrea Smith
    Phone: 315-788-1530
    Email: andreas@credocc.com

    Credo Community Center would like to recognize the significance of this event by placing a monument in our “Serenity Circle” garden. Join us as we remember those we have lost to overdose. Help us to create awareness by taking action and reducing the stigma. Participate in our offered Naloxone training!

    West Sand Lake

    New York

    Activity: 4th Annual Memorial Walk and Rally
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: West Sand Lake Elementary School, walk to West Sand Lake Fire House , West Sand Lake NY 12196
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Nopiates Committee
    Contact: Kim Murdick
    Phone: 5185222097
    Email: nopiateslaw@gmail.com

    We gather to remember our lost loved ones, bring hope and support for those who struggle with substance use disorders and celebrate those who are in recovery. Community members are invited to join us as we walk from West Sand Lake Elementary School to the West Sand Lake Fire Department for ceremony and light refreshments.

    North Carolina

    Asheboro

    North Carolina

    Activity: 3rd Annual Overdose Awareness Vigil and Grand Opening
    Date: 03/09/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: 1406 North Fayetteville st Unit L
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Community Hope Alliance
    Contact: Kelly Link
    Phone: 336-465-1431
    Email:

    Grand opening, ribbon cutting for our new fixed SEP- at 5 p.m., followed by awesome speakers, including Jesse Bennett, Statewide Overdose Prevention Coordinator, music, free food, outreach, resources, hepatitis C testing, bounce houses for the kids, free bracelets and we will be selling t-shirts and closing out the night with a candlelight vigil at dark.

    Asheville

    North Carolina

    Activity: Healing Through Hope and Harm Reduction
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Carrier Park, 220 Amboy Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SeekHealing
    Contact: Monica Crase
    Phone: (828) 974-1461
    Email: monica@seekhealing.org

    In Asheville, five local organizations are teaming up this year to host an event that promotes human connection and compassion for addiction across the community: The 12 Baskets Poverty Initiative, SeekHealing, Harmonia, Sunrise Community for Recovery & Wellness, and the Buncombe County Public Health Department.

    The event will take place in Carrier Park on August 31st, from 2pm to 9pm, and will feature a free community meal, non-religious sanctuary space for grieving, local artists and musicians, as well as a speaker’s panel featuring local officials. The evening will conclude with a candlelight vigil to honor those we have lost.

    Bayboro

    North Carolina

    Activity: Stop the Stigma Overdose Awareness Forum
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Pamlico County High School Auditorium
    601 Main Street
    Bayboro, NC 28515
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hope Clinic
    Contact: Sheri Rettew
    Phone: (252) 745-5760
    Email: sheri@hopeclinic.net

    Hope Clinic’s New Beginnings program will host Stop the Stigma Overdose Awareness Forum from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 29th, at Pamlico County High School Auditorium in Bayboro. The community event is being held to stop the stigma associated with substance use, encourage people to talk about it and seek help, and to remember loved ones lost to overdose deaths.

    New Beginnings is a free, comprehensive outpatient opioid and alcohol addiction treatment program serving Craven, Pamlico, and Beaufort Counties in Hope Clinic. The program involves 4 components: medically-assisted detox, daily support groups, counseling, and case management.

    The event is part of International Overdose Awareness Day, which takes place globally annually on or around August 31st. More than 800 events took place around the world last year, and more than 500 of those took place in the United States. This is Hope Clinic’s 3rd annual event in our area.

    Stop the Stigma will highlight guest speakers and community resources; provide a prescription medication drop-off container for the sheriff’s office; hold a moment of silence in remembrance of those we’ve lost; and distribute wristbands to those in attendance. Speakers include Sen. Norm Sanderson, District Attorney Scott Thomas, Sheriff Chris Davis, and others. The event will include discussions on how the stigma of addiction impacts prevention, treatment, recovery, and support.

    We want to offer anyone touched by addiction a gathering where they will not be judged or feel isolated,” said Sheri Rettew, director of Hope Clinic. “Stigma often prevents people from asking for the help they need, setting the state for death by overdose. One of Hope Clinic’s goals of its New Beginnings program is to change the language which contributes to the stigma of substance use. Everyone should be able to talk about it without risk or fear of judgement.

    Addiction is a chronic brain disorder, in many cases brought on by untreated adverse childhood experiences (ACE), not merely a behavioral problem or simply the result of wrong choices.

    Hope Clinic invites everyone to get involved in Stop the Stigma on August 29th at 6:00 p.m. This is an opportunity for the community to come together and help bring about positive change. We can and must save lives by ending the stigma around addiction.

    For more information, contact Sheri Rettew at sheri@hopeclinic.net or call (252) 745-5760.

    Cary

    North Carolina

    Activity: IOAD & NCHA Opioid Patient Education Video Launch
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 2400 Weston Parkway, Cary NC 27513
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: North Carolina Healthcare Association
    Contact: Madison Ward Willis
    Phone: 919-677-4136
    Email: mward@ncha.org

    Event Description: NCHA and the North Carolina Healthcare Foundation will honor International Overdose Awareness Day by launching a video that was created for us by the University of California-Davis to educate patients about the risks, side effects, and warning signs of opioid use. We have developed social media imagery and messaging specifically for this campaign and will encourage all of our member hospitals, health systems, healthcare providers and 3500+ social media followers to share the video. We will encourage our healthcare providers to download a copy of the video and include it in opioid patient EHRs for educational purposes. We will tag all posts with #IOAD. We will tag our partners, the North Carolina Medical Society, the North Carolina Nurses Association, and the North Carolina Institute of Medicine to promote additional sharing of the resource. We will boost our social media posts to NC zip codes that have been hit hardest by the opioid epidemic.

    Charlotte

    North Carolina

    Activity: Michael’s VOICE – Sharing, Education, candlelight vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: TBD
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Michael’s VOICE
    Contact: Betsy Ragone
    Phone: 704-301-7165
    Email: Betsy@michaelsvoice.org

    3rd annual Michael’s VOICE gathering to honor International Overdose Awareness Day.
    We will share stories, demonstrate using Narcan then hold a candlelight vigil to remember those lost to overdose.

    Franklin

    North Carolina

    Activity: 6th Annual Night of Hope
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Macon County Rec Park, Large Pavilion, 365 Allman Drive, Franklin, Macon County, NC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Full Circle Recovery Center
    Contact: Claudia Mattheiss
    Phone: 828-349-0036
    Email: cmattheiss@wncap.org

    Join us for the 6th Annual Night of Hope, an International Overdose Awareness Day event. Let’s come together as a community to celebrate the lives of those in recovery, pray for those who are struggling, and remember loved ones we have lost from addiction and overdose.

    We will have a remembrance ceremony and a reading of the names. You can create a beautiful luminary for you loved one.

    Come get trained in signs of overdose and learn how to help someone breath again with the help of naloxone. You will receive a free overdose reversal kit!

    Local organizations will be there to share information about how to help your loved one. Kids are welcome!

    Enjoy a free BBQ meal with all the fixings! Free t-shirts and other giveaways while they last!

    Want a table? Email Claudia at cmattheiss@wncap.org. Have a question? Call our office at 828-349-0036.

    Gastonia

    North Carolina

    Activity: GASTON COUNTY INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Rotary Centennial Pavilion
    111 N SOUTH STREET
    GASTONIA NC
    28052
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Olive Branch Ministry
    Contact: Chasty King
    Phone: 704-674-5723
    Email: olivebranchgals@gmail.com

    Let’s come together as a community to celebrate the lives of those in recovery, encourage those who are struggling, and remember those we have lost from overdose.

    The event will include speakers, music, and an opportunity to lift up the names of those who have passed from overdose. We will also have an art project that will encourage participants to leave words of encouragement for those who are still in active substance use.

    Goldsboro

    North Carolina

    Activity: ‘Purple and Silver’ event
    Date: 19/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Goldsboro City Hall, Goldsboro, North Carolina
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Coalition for Addiction and Life Management (CALM)
    Contact: CALM chairman Dustin Pittman
    Phone:
    Email:

    IOAD event

    Greensboro

    North Carolina

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 1116 Grove St.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: NC Survivors Union
    Contact: alicia brunelli
    Phone: 3367073396
    Email: alicia@urbansurvivorsunion.org

    We will have a few guest speakers, raffle, and letting off of lanterns into the sky.

    Greenville

    North Carolina

    Activity: 3rd Annual Pitt Co IOAD event
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Holiday Inn
    203 SW Greenville Blvd
    Greenville, NC 27834
    5-8pm
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Elaine Wainright
    Phone: 252-717-1508
    Email: e_wainright@yahoo.com

    This is a free event with over 25 educational resources/ partners on hand to provide information to the community. We will have guest speakers, free food and fellowship and will be continuing our memorial wall to post a photo of loved ones lost as they are never forgotten.

    Greenville

    North Carolina

    Activity: 3rd Annual Pitt Co IOAD
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Holiday Inn
    203 SW Greenville Blvd
    Greenville NC 27834
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Elaine Wainright
    Phone: 252-717-1508
    Email: e_wainright@yahoo.com

    Educational Resources
    Memorial Wall to pay tribute to one’s we’ve lost
    Free and open to the public

    Laurinburg

    North Carolina

    Activity: IOAD Vigil
    Date: 23/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Sculpture Garden (next to AB Gibson Centre, Laurinburg, North Carolina
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Scotland County Opioid Prevention and Education Network
    Contact: Kathie Cox
    Phone:
    Email: kcox@scotlandcounty.org

    IOAD vigil

    Lexington

    North Carolina

    Activity: Community Night with the Hi’Toms..In honor of Overdose Awareness
    Date: 26/07/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: HiToms
    Finch Field
    7003 Ball Park Road
    Thomasville, NC 27360
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Davidson County Stop Prescription Abuse Now! (DCSPAN) Coalition
    Contact: Karen Villines
    Phone:
    Email: dcspan@davidsoncountync.gov

    Overdose Awareness Night at the Hi Toms Baseball Game. We will be at the game along with several of our partners with information. Several announcements will be made during the game about the overdose problem in our county.

    Marion

    North Carolina

    Activity: IOAD candlelight vigil and proclamation from McDowell County officials
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Marion, North Carolina
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Proclamation from McDowell County officials

    New Bern

    North Carolina

    Activity: A Night Of Remembrance
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: A Night of Remembrance in Gazebo
    Union Point Park
    210 E Front Street
    New Bern, NC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Craven County’s HOPE
    Contact: Tina Davis
    Phone: 252-571-8626
    Email: cravencountyshope@gmail.com

    We will guest speakers and singing along with setting off Floating Candles on the river.

    Raleigh

    North Carolina

    Activity: 3rd Annual International Overdose Awareness Day – Raleigh Rally for Change 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 04:30 pm – 08:30 pm
    Location: Bicentennial Plaza
    1 E Edenton St,
    Raleigh, NC 27601
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse
    Contact: Randy Abbott or Frankie Andrews
    Phone: 336-210-3711 / 336-326-5325
    Email: ioadraleighrally@gmail.com

    This event is held annually in our State Capital as a time to remember those lost to overdose, promote recovery and advocate for positive change.

    Statesville

    North Carolina

    Activity: Iredell County Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Broad Street United Methodist Church
    315 West Broad Street
    Statesville, NC 28677
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drug-Alcohol Coalition of Iredell
    Contact: Jill St.Clair
    Phone:
    Email: jill@daciredell.org

    Candlelight Vigil to honor overdose victims, survivors, family and friends.

    Statesville

    North Carolina

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Broad Street United Methodist Church
    315 East Broad Street
    Statesville, NC 28677
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drug-Alcohol Coalition of Iredell
    Contact: Jill St.Clair
    Phone:
    Email: info@daciredell.org

    Join us for the inaugural candlelight vigil as we remember and honor Iredell County residents , families, and friends who have been affected by overdose or overdose death.

    Supply

    North Carolina

    Activity: Candlelight vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Mulberry park Shallotte 730pm
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: B.A.C.K O.F.F OF BRUNSWICK
    Contact: Melody
    Phone: 9202699293
    Email: Mbassbrunsco@yahoo.com

    Candlelight vigil and prayer for those still struggling

    Waynesville

    North Carolina

    Activity: Down Home Block Party to End Overdoses
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Old Armory Recreation Center
    44 Boundary Street
    Waynesville, NC 28786
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Down Home NC
    Contact: Chelsea Hoglen
    Phone: (828)476-8189
    Email: chelsea@downhomenc.org

    Activities will include:
    Closet swap of clothing items and children’s toys,
    Harm reduction items such as Naloxone, clean syringes, and using supplies,
    Informative about local resources and services for folks who are experiencing substance use or mental health issues,
    Fun games and activities,
    And more!
    Catering provided by Sip Sum and Salty Dog.

    Wilmington

    North Carolina

    Activity: mookc@filmwerksintl.com
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Rotary Garden at Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre
    1941 Amphitheatre Dr
    Wilmington, NC 28401
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Heart of Wilmington
    Contact: Mook Cahill
    Phone: 9105409077
    Email: mookc@filmwerksintl.com

    Gathering to share resources (treatment, recovery, counseling, advocacy/education), provide light entertainment (acoustic duo, food trucks, dunk booth/kiddie bounce house, raffle), culminating in local response team speeches, speeches by elected officials, and finally a vigil

    Wilmington

    North Carolina

    Activity: HOWFest 2.0
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: The Rotary Garden at Greenfield Lake
    1960 Amphitheater Dr, Wilmington, NC 28401
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Heart of Wilmington
    Contact: Pete Nemmers
    Phone: 9105471477
    Email: pete@heartofwilmington.org

    Wilmington, North Carolina’s International Overdose Awareness Day is hosted by Heart of Wilmington, and will center around the memorial and remembrance of loved ones lost to overdose in our community. The event will be centered around 4 government official speakers (to include a state senator and U.S Attorney’s office official) and 4 local residents sharing their stories of overcoming addiction and their path to continued sobriety.

    The event will have a food truck to purchase lunch if desired, as well as a shaved ice truck that is free for event attendees. Also at this event will be a space dedicated to local resources in the community that are working together to combat the opioid crisis. In addition, there will be a string band playing music intermittently throughout. This is a free event, and all are welcome to join.

    Free purple and white flowers will be distributed during the event with the intent that attendees can plant them in their personal gardens in remembrance of a loved one. The event will close with a prayer.

    Winston-salem

    North Carolina

    Activity: Service of Remembrance
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Mary’s Gourmet Diner
    723 N Trade St NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Opioids. Faith. Forsyth (OFF)
    Contact: Benjamin R Marsh
    Phone: 3364933661
    Email: marsh.benjamin@gmail.com

    OFF (Opioids. Faith. Forsyth.) will hold a remembrance service for the families and friends of victims of overdose at 3pm on August 31st at Mary’s Gourmet Diner. Participants are welcomed to bring pictures and memories of their lost loved ones for this time of sharing. A brief liturgy will be lead by Rev. Kelly Carpenter from Green Street UMC and Rev. Benjamin Marsh from First Alliance Church.

    OFF (Opioids. Faith. Forsyth.) is a subcommittee of the Forsyth County Opioid Task Force dedicated to engaging faith communities in the fight against addiction and overdose. OFF meets monthly at Green Street UMC following the monthly informational meeting of the Twin City Harm Reduction Collective (www.tchrc.org).

    For more information, please contact Rev. Marsh – (336) 493-3661, marsh.benjamin@gmail.com

    North Dakota

    Minot

    North Dakota

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day & 5K
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Oak Park Amphitheater
    Oak Park
    4th Avenue NW
    Minot, ND 58703
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Aidan’s Promise Inc
    Contact: Mitzie Nay
    Phone: (701) 203-0878
    Email: mnay@aidanspromise.org

    Help us get the word out about preventing and recognizing overdoses. We will have a 5K for anyone interested in participating, as well as speakers and representatives from local organizations that may be of assistance to those suffering from substance use disorder and their loved ones. Oh, and we will make sure there is food!

    Ohio

    Akron

    Ohio

    Activity: Lights of Change
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Summit Recovery Center …922 Kenmore Blvd Akron Ohio
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Keys to serenity
    Contact: Brenda Ryan
    Phone: 330-730-0864
    Email: Keystoserenityohio@gmail.com

    Memorial walk , Candlelight vigil , Advocacy tables , food , entertainment

    Chardon

    Ohio

    Activity: IOAD (including distribution of Deterra bags to Geauga County residents)
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers office, Chardon, Ohio
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers
    Contact: Matt Petersen
    Phone:
    Email: mpetersen@lgrc.us

    International Overdose Awareness Day

    Chillicothe

    Ohio

    Activity: Ross County Overdose Awareness Memorial
    Date: 25/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Yoctangee Park Chillicothe Ohio in the Rotary Shelter
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Project 4-14/Ohio Can
    Contact: Tracey Kemper-Hermann
    Phone: 740.600.4187
    Email: grasphelpohio@gmail.com

    Overdose education with Naloxone training and distribution
    candle light memorial
    recognize those who are in recovery
    food, support and fellowship

    Cincinnati

    Ohio

    Activity: National Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Riverside / Gilday Park
    3540 Southside Ave
    Cincinnati Ohio 45204
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cincinnati Against Heroin
    Contact: Christel Brooks
    Phone:
    Email: Nkyps@ymail.com

    Bringing awareness to addiction, giving information on where to begin to seek treatment and remembering those we have lost to the battle of addiction. Free food, balloon release, speakers and other people who can relate to your stories

    Cincinnati

    Ohio

    Activity: Greater Cincinnati Overdose Awareness Day Rally
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Washington Park
    1230 Elm St. Cincinnati, OH 45202
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hamilton County Heroin Coalition
    Contact: Katie Renfrow
    Phone: 513-673-7512
    Email: CincyOverdoseAwarenessDay@gmail.com

    Speakers will include Newtown Police Chief Tom Synan, Hamilton County Commission Denise Driehaus and Tragedy to Triumph podcast host Aaron Laine. We will give out Angel Awards to those that are helping to fight this epidemic and we will conclude with a memorial video of those that have lost their battle with addiction.

    Columbus

    Ohio

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Demonstration
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Outside on the Plaza at 1871 N High St, Columbus, OH 43210 (the western side of the intersection between 15th Ave. and High St.)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Students for Sensible Drug Policy Ohio State
    Contact: Nic Joseph
    Phone: 6143705081
    Email: ssdp.ohiostate@gmail.com

    We will be gathering in a public display of support for harm reduction services, education, and the decriminalization of possession and paraphernalia. Ideally, we will have available naloxone, fentanyl testing strips, and a variety of safer use kits.

    Columbus

    Ohio

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Jimmy V’s 912 S. High St. Columbus, OH 43206
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: JustInTimeAwareness
    Contact: Melanie Schaeffer
    Phone: 6143709305
    Email: melanie_schaeffer@yahoo.com

    On August 31, join JustInTimeAwareness to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day. Join us to remember loved ones lost to overdose and raise awareness to overdose prevention. The event will be open to the public and will include a candle light vigil that will allow attendees time for reflection, opportunity for attendees to speak, education and resources.

    Columbus

    Ohio

    Activity: JustinTimeAwareness
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Jimmy V’s
    N. High Street
    Columbus, Ohio
    5:30 – 7:30 pm
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: JustinTimeAwareness
    Contact: Angela Jackson
    Phone: 614 2541487
    Email: Angelajackson2018@gmail.com

    Bring addiction awareness
    Memeorial for ones lost to overdose

    Findlay

    Ohio

    Activity: Overdose Ribbon Project
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Dorney Plaza in the courtyard. 300 block of Dorney Plaza Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Focus RWC
    Contact: Malisa Hough
    Phone: 419-423-3071
    Email: hough@focusrwc.org

    Dedication ceremony, Speaker and fellowship. We are Dedicating Memorial ribbons for those who have loss their lives or loved ones to overdose.

    Mansfield

    Ohio

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Richland Academy of the Arts, 75 N. Walnut Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Starfish Project of Richland County
    Contact: Traci Willis
    Phone: 4199618159
    Email: twillis2012@gmail.com

    In preparation for this event, we pair up individuals in recovery with local musicians and artists. The artist will then create a tribute (typically poetry or song) to represent that person’s story of recovery. We also include tributes of individuals in recovery, inform of positive things happening in the local recovery community, and host a candlelight memorial at the end. It is a beautiful event and it is created as a fundraiser to help sponsor other individuals in our community who are striving to get help.

    Last year’s video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIVfM0iUGow&t=2087s

    Mount Vernon

    Ohio

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: Ariel Foundation Park, Rastin Tower
    Pittsburgh Avenue, Mount Vernon
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Knox Substance Abuse Action Team
    Contact: Tina Cockrell
    Phone: 7403922200
    Email: tcockrell@knoxhealth.com

    Observed on the 31st of August each year, International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) seeks to create better understanding of overdose, reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths, and create change to reduce the harms associated with drug use.

    The Knox Substance Abuse Action Team (KSAAT) invites the Knox County community to come together on Saturday, August 31st to remember those who have died or suffered permanent injury due to drug overdose and support families who have lost their sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters.

    The event will take place at the Rastin Tower, Ariel Foundation Park beginning at 8:00 pm. Information will be provided about Narcan training, free Deterra Drug Deactivation bags will be available, and participants can learn about resources available in Knox County. Luminarias will also be provided free to event participants to light during a moment of silence in remembrance of loved ones. The event will conclude with the Rastin Tower being illuminated in purple to symbolize awareness of overdose and its effects. Family members who have lost a loved one are welcome to bring a photo.

    By holding an event this year, Knox County is a global movement for understanding, compassion, and change.

    “We encourage all members of the community to come to our event and stand together with the mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, and children who have been personally affected by overdose and substance use disorder,” said Tina Cockrell, Program Coordinator, Knox Substance Abuse Action Team. KSAAT thanks the Freedom Center, Hospice of Knox County, Knox Community Hospital, and Riverside Recovery for their community partnership. We are all a part of the solution.

    KSAAT is a coalition of community members dedicated to reducing substance abuse among youth and adults in Knox County. For more information or to get involved visit ksaat.org.

    Port Clinton

    Ohio

    Activity: Ottawa County Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: 315 Madison Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ottawa County Family & Children First, Opiate Collaborative
    Contact: Margaret Osborne
    Phone: 5672623142
    Email: mosborne@ocbdd.org

    The epidemic is shattering families, friends, and communities. The Ottawa County Opiate Collaborative, an initiative of the Ottawa County Family & Children First Council, a collaborative of public and private agencies, is committed to “Reduce substance abuse to protect the health, safety, and quality of life for all, especially children”. Council members and public officials will unveil 19 Silent Silhouettes on the lawn of the Ottawa County Courthouse on August 30, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., to recognize “Overdose Awareness Day”. The ceremony, which is open to the public, will include a proclamation by the Ottawa County Commissioners and provide an opportunity for the community to remember those we’ve lost while making a commitment to those in recovery.
    After the ceremony, members of council and the community will take part in a remembrance and awareness walk to Light House Sober Living. The house will be open to the public for tours and will have information on resources available within the county.
    Ottawa County Family and Children First Council vision is that every child in Ottawa County will feel safe and secure within a stable family. By serving as an agent of collaboration, the council is committed to increase public awareness of the dangers of substance abuse with emphasis on opiates, treatment options and to ensure healthier communities across Ottawa County in the future.

    Portsmouth

    Ohio

    Activity: Healing Through Hope
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Evangelical United Church of Christ
    701 5th Street
    Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Portsmouth City Health Department and Scioto County Collaborative Opioid Consortium
    Contact: Abby Spears
    Phone: 7403548921
    Email: abby.spears@portsmouthoh.org

    This event will remember the love and spirit of those who have been lost to overdose and will provide linkages to services and resources in the community. Free food will be provided and a remembrance service will begin at 1:15pm. Following the service a Naloxone training will be held.

    Sandusky

    Ohio

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Shoreline Park
    411 E. SHORELINE DR
    Sandusky ohio 44870
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Project Noelle
    Contact: KELI CLARK
    Phone: 4192712107
    Email: projectnoellehelps@gmail.com

    Guest speakers, information tables, Memory Walk, Lighting of candles at sunset on the water.

    Warren

    Ohio

    Activity: 4th OD Awareness Event/WE WILL REMEMBER YOU
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 161 High Street
    Warren, Ohio 44481
    Trumbull County, Ohio
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Trumbull County Strong
    Contact: Elizabeth Beckley
    Phone: 3307179241
    Email: TrumbullCountyStrong@gmail.com

    We will remember lives lost to overdose with readings, music, photos, speakers and a vigil. Submissions of poems, readings and messages in memory of a loved one can be submitted to TrumbullCountyStrong@gmail.com. Photos may be brought to event and added to our traveling memory board. For up to date info follow us on facebook #TrumbullCountyStrong

    Youngstown

    Ohio

    Activity: OhioCAN Mahoning County International Overdose Awareness Day “Light Up The Night” Event
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown
    1105 Elm St.
    Youngstown, Ohio
    44505
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: OhioCAN Change Addiction Now
    Contact: Hopeanne Lovrinoff-Moran
    Phone: 330-507-5313
    Email: Ohiowecan50@gmail.com

    We will gather together to remember all those we have lost to overdose. We will remember not only the person, but the immense potential that we have lost with their passing. We will light up the night with luminarias provided free to event participants to light in remembrance of their loved ones lost and we will light a luminaria for every overdose victim from Mahoning County in the past year. We will begin the event at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 29th promoting harm reduction with a free public walk-in Narcan training and distribution. At the conclusion of the training, at 7 p.m. we will begin a speaker program that will include not only the voices of loss but the voices of recovery to offer hope to those still struggling and our community. We will offer a few moments for reflection that will include musical selections and then conclude at 9 p.m. with a candlelight vigil on the front steps of our church. The luminaria display and candlelight vigil serve as a public display and reminder to our community of the horrific loss and tremendous toll the opioid crisis, the greatest health epidemic of our time, has taken on our families and our community at-large. Please join us as we light up the night and OhioCAN Mahoning County strives to educate, empower and embrace all those who have been impacted by Substance Use Disorder.

    Oklahoma

    Broken Arrow

    Oklahoma

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: Haikey Creek Park
    11327 S Garnett Rd, Broken Arrow, OK 74011
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kendra
    Phone: 9188125195
    Email: kendradbrittain@yahoo.com

    This event is to honor loved ones, their families, and even survivors who have overcome their own battle with addiction.

    Let us use this time to come together as a community and break the silence and stigma that this awful disease portrays.

    Please feel free to bring anything you’d like to share in honor of remembering your loved one, such as a picture or poem.

    Candles will be provided.

    Oklahoma City

    Oklahoma

    Activity: Opioid Prevention Awareness
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 08:30 am
    Location: Oklahoma City Indian Clinic
    4913 W. Reno
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73127
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Oklahoma City Indian Clinic
    Contact: Sharon Marcotte, Peer Recovery Support Specialist
    Phone: 405-948-4900 ext. 684
    Email: sharon.m@okcic.com

    Table set up in main lobby area of Oklahoma City Indian Clinic on Thursday- August 29, 2019 from 08.30am-4.30pm with informational hand-outs, free badges, lanyards and t-shirts.

    Oklahoma City

    Oklahoma

    Activity: International Opiod Addiction Awareness Day Informational Session
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 5700 N. Kelley Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73111
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: St. John Missionary Baptist Church Family Support Ministry
    Contact: Veola Bray
    Phone: 4053235126
    Email: veolabray@cox.net

    This is an informational session featuring stories of Hope and Recovery, the Oklahoma County Drug Court Judge and our Attorney General will be there to update us on the Opiod Trial outcome.

    Oklahoma City

    Oklahoma

    Activity: Skydance Bridge lit purple
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: Skydance Bridge, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Skydance Bridge lit in purple
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Skydance Bridge lights up purple for IOAD

    Tulsa

    Oklahoma

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Equality Center
    621 4th Street
    Tulsa, OK
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SHOTS – Stop Harm on Tulsa Streets
    Contact: Andrea
    Phone: 9188097134
    Email: shotstulsa@gmail.com

    Resource fair, Narcan training, free family farmers market, and memorial for people lost to overdose.

    Tulsa

    Oklahoma

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 08:30 am
    Location: Tulsa County CourtHouse
    500 South Denver Ave W 3rd Floor, Tulsa, OK
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Please join us in Tulsa Oklahoma
    At the Tulsa County CourtHouse
    Thursday August 29th 8:30 am til 10:30am
    To remember our Angels lost to overdose while we also Rally for our forgotten victims in this dreadful disease.
    Our district Attorney Steve Kunzweiler will join us at 9am to speak about prosecuting those who deal this poison.

    Oregon

    Grant Pass

    Oregon

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Walk
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Adam Schumes
    Phone:
    Email:

    Overdose Awareness Day Walk

    McMinnville

    Oregon

    Activity: 5th Annual Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Federal Bank Savings & Loan
    Parking Lot 118 NE 3rd Street.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Christopher’s Gift
    Contact: Christie
    Phone: 971-237-4831
    Email: Christiehodges@gmail.com

    We will have educational and informational tables and speakers followed by a candlelight vigil. Join us to remember loved ones we have lost, give hope to those still struggling, and celebrate those in recovery. Together we can help END THE STIGMA!!

    Medford

    Oregon

    Activity: Southern Oregon International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 07/09/2019
    Time: 12:06 pm
    Location: Pear Blossom Park
    312 East 4th Street
    Medford
    Oregon 97501
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Max’s. Mission
    Contact: Julia Pinsky
    Phone: 458 225 9760
    Email: maxsmission@gmail.com

    A coalition of community organizations coming together to raise awareness of opioid overdose and provide overdose training and free naloxone. Remember those we have lost. Speakers from recovery stories to treatment options. Live music performances including Karen Lovely. Over 20 organizations tabling.

    Portland

    Oregon

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Memorial
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 1132 SW 13th Ave Portland Oregon 97205
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Outside In
    Contact: Haven Wheelock
    Phone: 5035353826
    Email: havenw@outsidein.org

    We come together to remember those we have lost and to commit to promoting health and healing for people effected by overdose

    Salem

    Oregon

    Activity: Lauren Stewart’s Celebration of Life
    Date: 22/09/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 520 15th Street Northeast
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Mikila Stewart
    Phone: 503-385-6566
    Email: kiley.stewart@yahoo.com

    Celebration of Life

    Pennsylvania

    Altoona

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: first International Overdose Awareness Day event – Altoona
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Transformation Church – 1001 South First Street, Altoona, Pa 16602
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Stacey Lingafelt and Michelle Lynam
    Phone:
    Email:

    first International Overdose Awareness Day event to be held in Altoona

    https://wjactv.com/news/local/international-overdose-awareness-day-event-planned-for-altoona

    Berwick

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day 2nd Annual Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: St. Charles Park, corner of Front and Market Streets, Berwick, PA 18603
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Jeremy’s Journey
    Contact: Michelle Creasy
    Phone: 1-570-205-1772
    Email: jeremysjourney27@gmail.com

    Jeremy’s Journey will be hosing the 2nd Annual candlelight vigil in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31st, 2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at St. Charles Park (Berwick side of the Nescopeck Bridge). Speakers will include those who have lost loved ones due to overdose, family members whose loved ones are battling addiction, those in recovery, and more. Family and friends who have lost someone to overdose are encouraged to bring a photo of their loved ones to be included on our Memorial Board. Information on topics related to substance abuse will be available. The event will conclude with a candle lighting ceremony in memory of all lives lost as a result of overdose. Candles will be provided. Please bring a blanket or chair.

    Bristol

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Picnic in the Courtyard
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Southern Bucks Recovery Community Center
    1286 Veterans Highway
    Bristol, PA 19007
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Pro-Act- Southern Bucks Recovery Community Center
    Contact: HEather Fechtenburg
    Phone:
    Email: HFechtenburg@councilsepa.org

    Outside Agenda:
    DJ
    Fun for kids
    Outdoor games
    Food & Snacks

    Inside Agenda:
    3PM- Speaker (Personal Story)
    4PM- Showing Film (Not My Child)
    5PM- Speaker (Family Impact Story)
    Guest Speaker (Educational Clips)
    7PM- Closing Speaker (A Survivors Story)

    Ephrata

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Pleasure Unwoven film Screening, NARCAN Training
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Ephrata Public Library
    550 S Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ephrata Cares
    Contact: Leslie Houck
    Phone:
    Email: ephratacares@gmail.com

    We are hosting a film screening of “Pleasure Unwoven” to educate about the science of addiction. There will be free pizza, a NARCAN training, and free kits to give away.

    Gettysburg

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Memorial Walk
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Adams County Courthouse
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Overdose Awareness Taskforce
    Contact: Michelle Kern
    Phone:
    Email: Coalition@cfygettysburg.com

    An evening memorial walk to support loved ones who suffered an overdose loss.

    Gettysburg

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Community Learning: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Adams County Farmers Market
    103 Carlisle St
    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Adams County Farmers Market
    Contact: Event Organiser
    Phone:
    Email:

    August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day. Please help us welcome our community partners Collaborating for Youth and Adams County Overdose Awareness, who will be at the market to raise awareness about this cause and provide information about resources that are available in Adams County to help fight addiction.

    We here at the Adams County Farmers Market are honored to help promote healthy lifestyle choices in whatever ways we can!

    https://www.facebook.com/events/769495190119463/

    Hatfield

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Overdose awareness walk/family fun day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: School rd park
    1619 school road Hatfield pa 19440
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Jamie stahelek
    Phone: 267-629-1195
    Email: Cjstahelek@gmail.com

    Please join us for our 1st annual overdose awareness event. All proceeds are going to assist people in recovery, to create support groups for people who lost loved ones to this disease, and Someone’s Child Helping Hands non profit. As we honor our loved ones who have gained their wings, we also know the importance of helping those seeking help to recover. Please help us end the stigma and spread awareness.

    As you buy your ticket, Please email jamiestahelek@gmail.com with your t-shirt size and order number.

    Johnstown

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Point Park
    100 Washington St
    Johnstown, Pa
    15901
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cambria County Drug Coalition
    Contact: Natalie Kauffman
    Phone: 8146194505
    Email: natalie.kauffman@drugcoalition.org

    Memorial Service to raise awareness, reduce stigma, remember lives lost and support surviving family members. Guest speaker – Cambria County Coroner Jeff Lees, Book Reading, Panels from the PRO-A Our Lives Matter Quilt Project and remembrance rocks. Candle Light Vigil and bridge lighting service.

    KENNETT SQUARE

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: IOAD 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
    415 W State St
    Kennett Square, PA 19348
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: KACIES CAUSE
    Contact: ANDY RUMFORD
    Phone: 610 742-5249
    Email: ANDY.RUMFORD@KACIESCAUSE.ORG

    INVOCATION
    SPECIAL SPEAKERS
    LIGHTING OF CANDLES
    OPEN MIC
    CLOSING

    Mercersburg

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day 2019
    Date: 23/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Lions Club
    405 South Park Ave., Mercersburg, PA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Robin Straley
    Phone: 717-552-3920
    Email: iszygirl@gmail.com

    Each year we lose thousands of people from drug overdose. Some survive, but suffer a permanent injury with devastating impact to their families and friends. Since our event last year, many more loved ones have died leaving families and friends grieving from great loss and despair.

    Overdose Awareness Day provides an opportunity for us to reflect on practical ways to prevent overdose in our community. Overdose is preventable. Knowing the real facts about drugs and what to do when you see someone experiencing an overdose DOES save lives. Our overdose day event aims to educate our communities about drugs and offer help and support that you may not know are available to you and your loved one.

    The Straleys, Rhodes and Brown families invite you to come for a evening of education. We want you to understand the signs of addiction and overdose. We choose to help other parents and families in memory of our children Leah Straley, Teri Rhodes and Christopher Brown.

    Last year’s event brought in an estimated 150-200 folks who came seeking help, understanding and support. Numerous agencies will be on hand to help in all areas related to addiction, and resources available that you may have not known existed.

    Free Narcan training begins at 6pm under the pavilion offered by Healthy Communities Partnership of Greater Franklin County, Inc.

    Soar to great heights and climb our ROCK WALL provided by the Boy Scouts of America and sponsored by Romeo’s Cafe of Mercersburg. Certified instructor on-site and free to climb.

    Music by Pete Lancaster. Bring your lawn chairs and listen to the voice and music of this one man blues artist.

    Remembrance service with guest speaker Clarence Horst, president of Celebration Ministries, begins at 8pm. Message: Recovery from Addiction and Grief. Bring your framed pictures of loved ones to be place on our stage. Candlelight service to follow.

    Food available to purchase from Pap’s Dog Stop, Antietam Dairy and Cool Hollow Kettle Corn

    Free purple overdose awareness wristbands while supplies last.
    Rock Painting for Youth. DOOR PRIZES!!

    Montrose

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: IOAD sponsored by Stop the Stigma
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Monument Square, Public Ave
    Montrose, PA. 18801
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Stop the Stigma
    Contact: Lynne Graham
    Phone: 5703967611
    Email: Lbgraham52@gmail.com

    A gathering to support those touched by addiction. We will have speakers, resource vendors, a time of remembrance of those lost to OD and a rolling of a bell for each name and free hotdogs and hamburgers

    New Castle

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Paint The Town Silver
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: August 31
    6-8PM
    Riverwalk
    Corner of East Washington St and East Street
    New Castle PA 16101
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Lawrence County Recovery Coalition
    Contact: Shawn Johnson
    Phone: 7246585580
    Email: sjohnson@lawsca.org

    The evening will include professional speakers as well as individuals in long term recovery, music, magic, and food/drinks. There will also be a remembrance ceremony.

    Philadelphia

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Remember Me Walk
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: We Start at Huntington El stop, Kensington Ave and Huntington St and finish at McPherson Park, Kensington Ave and Indiana Ave.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: AIM Angels In Motion & Prevention Point of Philadelphia
    Contact: Carol
    Phone: 215-501-3357
    Email: remembermewalk@yahoo.com

    There will be speakers at Huntington and Somerset El stops also outside Prevention Point. At McPherson Square we will have a pinwheel garden where you can write your loved ones names on the pinwheel, there will also be a candlelight vigil with the reading of names of those we have lost. Certified Recovery Specialists will be on hand if you need support or just to talk.

    Philadelphia

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: 1st Annual Never Surrender Hope Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Calvary AA Track
    4330 Deerpath Ln (Knights Road)
    Philadelphia, Pa
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Never Surrender Hope
    Contact: Pat Kane
    Phone: 2675934977
    Email:

    Never Surrender Hope will be hosting its 1st Annual Overdose Awareness Event at Calvary AA track & field. Come join us for a beautiful evening to honor those we have lost and those still struggling. We will start the evening with a walk around the track followed by a beautiful candlelight vigil to honor those lost.
    Names of those we have lost will be read with a candle light vigil. Please look for the post in discussion to share a name.
    Calvary AA track & field
    4330 Deerpath Ln (with addition parking on Knights Rd-Ben Rush school parking lot)

    Philadelphia

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: ‘It’s Still Raining Narcan!’ overdose prevention fundraiser for harm-reduction outreach
    Date: 23/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Boot and Saddle, 1131 S Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Operation “In My Back Yard”
    Contact: https://www.facebook.com/events/489752538445020/
    Phone:
    Email:

    overdose prevention fundraiser for harm-reduction outreach

    Pittsburgh

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Prayer Service & MAT & Narcan Training
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
    328 Sixth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: CLEAR
    Contact: Karen Plavan, Ph.D.
    Phone: 4125195772
    Email: karenplavan@gmail.com

    9am-11am – MAT Training

    11am-11:30am – NARCAN Training

    11:30am – Ringing of Bells

    12 noon – Prayer Service

    Followed by Luncheon

    Pittsburgh

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil in Honor of Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
    4048 Brownsville Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15227
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: John F. Slater Funeral Home
    Contact: Chris Crompton
    Phone: 412-881-9022
    Email: communityservice@johnfslater.com

    Remembrance Service

    Pittsburgh

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Honoring Survivors & Revivers
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Portico of the City-County Building in downtown Pittsburgh: 414 Grant Street Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Prevention Point Pittsburgh
    Contact: Katie Houston
    Phone: 412-247-3404
    Email: info@pppgh.org

    Prevention Point Pittsburgh and City of Pittsburgh – Office of the Mayor invite you to the Pittsburgh City-County Building for the second annual “Honoring Survivors and Revivers: International Overdose Awareness Day” to hear folks speak about the importance naloxone has had in their life as a survivor of an overdose or reviver of someone experiencing an overdose and to meet local organizations for our Harm Reduction Health Fair. The health fair starts at 2:00 PM and speakers will begin at 3:00 PM. You’ll be able to obtain naloxone on site and get to know some of the amazing organizations using harm reduction practices in the Greater Pittsburgh area!

    Pittsburgh

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Say Their Name Memorial
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Trinity Cathedral
    328 Sixth Ave
    Pittsburgh, pa 15222
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Pittsburgh Won’t Forget U
    Contact: Jeanna Fisher
    Phone: 4124007913
    Email: Iremembermarley@gmail.com

    Gathering of local families who have lost someone to overdose, Photo display of area victims, bell tolling for the victims of 2018 and prayer ceremony.

    Ridley Park

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Rep. David M. Delloso’s District Office Parking Lot
    605 E Chester Pike
    Ridley Park, PA 19078
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Please join me for a candlelight vigil from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on International Overdose Awareness Day Saturday, Aug. 31 in Ridley Park to honor the loved ones we’ve lost. Park at Ridley Plaza and join us in front of my office at 605 E. Chester Pike in Ridley Park.

    Tamaqua

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Depot Square fountain lit in purple
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: Depot Square, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Tammy Sienkiewicz
    Phone:
    Email:

    International Overdose Awareness Day

    Waynesboro

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: 3rd Annual Loved And Lost Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: 25 E Main St
    Waynesboro, PA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Lindsay Walls
    Phone: 5409313157
    Email: ltheveni@su.edu

    Join community members in a safe, stigma free place to grieve all those that have lost their battle with Substance Use Disorder and inspire those in recovery to continue fighting.

    West Chester

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Building Community Sharing Hope
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Charles A. Melton Community Center
    501 E. Miner St. West Chester, PA 19382
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: PRO-ACT
    Contact: Per Hagen
    Phone:
    Email: PHAGEN@COUNCILSEPA.ORG

    Free Buffet Dinner
    Free Narcan
    Recovery Resources
    Keynote Speakers
    Luminary Ceremony

    Wilkes-Barr

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: IOAD Walk
    Date: 26/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Kirby Park, Wilkes Barr, Pennsylvania
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: GRASP
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    International Overdose Awareness Day

    York County

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: IOAD Rally
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Continental Square in York city
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Not One More, York chapter
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Rally to remember loved ones who passed because of an overdose.

    Rhode Island

    Newport

    Rhode Island

    Activity: Healing Our Community-Art In The Park
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Eisenhower Park
    50 Washington Square
    Newport RI
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hope Recovery Center
    Contact: Lori Kosicki
    Phone: 401-619-1343
    Email: L.kosicki@psnri.org

    Various art activities/remembrance tributary art work. Education and advocacy organizations represented to present harm reduction and prevention and Narcan training

    Providence

    Rhode Island

    Activity: State House Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: 82 Smith St, Providence, RI 02903, United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    a vigil to mark International Overdose Awareness Day.

    West Warwick

    Rhode Island

    Activity: West Warwick Remembrance Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 1229 Main Street, West Warwick, Rhode Island
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Health Equity Zone
    Contact: Cathy Schultz
    Phone: 401-615-2800 ext. 4963
    Email: cathys@thundermisthealth.org

    A memorial/remembrance to those lost to a fatal opioid overdose. Speakers that will include a family member of someone in recovery or suffering from opioid use disorder and a person in recovery. Candlelight vigil walk to bring awareness to the community and writeable banner to honor and remember those lost. Naloxone training and distribution and possible fentanyl test strips.

    South Carolina

    Charleston

    South Carolina

    Activity: Light the Way for Hope Luminary Ceremony
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park
    99 Harry Hallman Jr Boulevard
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: WakeUp Carolina
    Contact: Nanci Steadman Shipman
    Phone: 843-620-1567
    Email: Info@wakeupcarolina.org

    TUESDAY, AUGUST 27
    7-8pm Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park

    Join WakeUp Carolina in honor of approaching Overdose Awareness Day and those we love impacted by the opioid crisis.

    We will also be partnering with The Charleston Center and Mount Pleasant Police Department to host a Community Overdose Prevention and Narcan Training Event at 6:00pm in The Cooper River Room in Mount Pleasant’s Visitor Center at Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park.

    Areas of discussion will be facilitated by individual leaders from the recovery community, legal and medical professions, and Mount Pleasant Police Department.

    7pm – Charleston area experts discuss what is being done to combat Charleston’s overdose and opioid crisis.
    7:45pm – Light the Way for Hope Luminary Ceremony
    honoring and remembering those we love.

    We hope you can join us! Please contact us should you have any questions: info@wakeupcarolina.org 843-620-1568

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/giving-hope-tickets-69764873615

    843-620-1568

    Gaffney

    South Carolina

    Activity: Virtual visual For carolyn
    Date: 18/04/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Everywhere
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kassy
    Phone: 8647295105
    Email: kassyredman@gmail.com

    I’m asking for everyone to paint the sky purple in honor of my cousin and all those that loss thier life. They deserved more.

    Greenville

    South Carolina

    Activity: We Are Harm Reduction
    Date: 25/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Greenville SC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Mandy
    Phone: 8643968844
    Email: Insanegeniusatwork@yahoo.com

    Harm Reduction
    Naloxone kits
    Clean Needle Exchange
    Sex trafficking

    Mt Pleasant

    South Carolina

    Activity: Overdose Prevention & Narcan Training
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park
    99 Harry M. Hallman Jr Blvd
    Mt Pleasant, SC USA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Wake Up Carolina
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    This training is recommended for anyone at risk of an opioid overdose, friends, and family of someone at risk, healthcare providers

    Myrtle Beach

    South Carolina

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Chapin Park
    1600 US-17 BUS, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Faces and Voices of Recovery Grand Strand
    Contact: Beth H Foster
    Phone: 8436558948
    Email: ninjagran04@gmail.com

    This event is to bring awareness, education, support, and resources to our community on overdoses. There will be speakers, Narcan demonstration, and tables set up to provide resources and information.

    South Dakota

    Sioux Falls

    South Dakota

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Sioux Falls City Hall (steps). 224 W 9th St, Sioux Falls.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Multiple partners
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Candlelight vigil.

    Tennessee

    Carthage

    Tennessee

    Activity: Naloxone Training
    Date: 13/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Smith County Agricultural Center
    159 Ag Center Lane
    Carthage, TN 37030
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Smith County Drug Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 615-588-1622
    Email: Sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Free Opioid Overdose Reversal Training and Naloxone Overdose Reversal Kits for Veterans.

    Carthage

    Tennessee

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil and education program
    Date: 26/09/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Smith County Agricultural Center
    159 Ag Center Lane
    Carthage, TN 37030
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SCDPC
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 615-588-1622
    Email: Sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Candlelight Vigil for those who have lost their battle, support for those in recovery, prayer for those still struggling. Guest Speaker on Journey to Freedom -!: a Naloxone Training.

    Chattanooga

    Tennessee

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Hamilton County Coalition & Partners
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Various locations
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hamilton County Coalition
    Contact: calandra Smith
    Phone: 4233051449
    Email: calandra.smith@hccoalition.org

    Partnering with treatment centers and local Fire Department to host awareness event

    Chattanooga

    Tennessee

    Activity: Raising Awareness, Saving Lives
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Greater New Home Baptist Church
    2809 13th Avenue
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hamilton County Coalition
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    August 31st is Overdose Awareness Day

    The Hamilton County Coalition along with Adult & Teen Challenge Midsouth, Focus Treatment Centres & Greater New Baptist Church will host an event that will provide Opioid Overdose Reversal Traninings, free Narcan as well as spread awareness of the risks and signs of an overdose. For more information, visit www.hccoalition.org

    Chattanooga

    Tennessee

    Activity: Raising Awareness. Saving Lives
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Focus Treatment Centers
    7429 Shallowford Rd
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hamilton County Coalition
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    August 31st is Overdose Awareness Day

    The Hamilton County Coalition, along with Adult & Teen Challenge MidSouth, Focus Treatment Centers & Greater New Home Baptist Church will host an event that will provide Opioid Overdose Reversal Trainings, free Narcan as well as spread awareness of the risks and signs of an overdose. For more information, visit www.hccoalition.org

    Cleveland

    Tennessee

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Bradley Central High School Auditorium
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: 64 Butterflies
    Contact: Angie MyersTaylor
    Phone: 423 400-6943
    Email: WeAre64Butterflies@gmail.com

    Speakers
    Music
    Candlelight Vigil
    Balloon Release

    COALMONT

    Tennessee

    Activity: GRUNDY COUNTY LANTERN RELEASE AND MEMORIAL SERVICE
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: GRUNDY COUNTY COURT HOUSE
    68 Cumberland St, Altamont, TN 37301
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: GRUNDY RECOVERY ALLIANCE COMMUNITY ENDEAVOR
    Contact: DAVID HODGES
    Phone: 4848850381
    Email: davidchodges@gmail.com

    WE WILL BE HAVING A MEMORIAL SERVICE AND LANTERN RELEASE ALONG WITH A PROCLAMATION SIGNING BY COUNTY MAYOR MICHAEL BRADY. MUSIC BY LOCAL ARTIST AND VARIOUS SPEAKERS FROM ONES THAT HAVE LOST LOVED ONES AND SURVIVORS OF OVERDOSE.

    Cookeville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Candelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Candelight Vigil Hosted at the Putnam County Courthouse Square. Saturday August 31st 2019 7-8pm.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Lifeline
    Contact: Nathan Payne
    Phone: 18652669764
    Email: lifelineoftennessee@gmail.com

    Candelight vigil for those lost to overdose, all are welcome, we will also include stories of hope and recovery.

    Cookeville

    Tennessee

    Activity: International overdose awareness candlelight vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Putnam co court house square
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Power of Putnam
    Contact: Keyna davidson
    Phone:
    Email:

    Prayer. Guest speakers. And a candlelight vigil of remembrance

    Crossville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Naloxone Training
    Date: 15/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Redemption Church
    75 Commercial Drive
    Crossville, TN 38555
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Smith County drug Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 615-588-1622
    Email: Sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Free Opioid Overdose Reversal Training and Naloxone Overdose Reversal Kits.

    Fayetteville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Coffee County Jail Women’s HOPE re-entry program IOAD training
    Date: 26/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Fayetteville, Tennessee
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    IOAD Training

    Fayetteville

    Tennessee

    Activity: HELP Coalition of Lincoln County IOAD training
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 1706 Pulaski Highway, Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    IOAD Training

    Fort Campbell

    Tennessee

    Activity: IOAD 1st Responders Training
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Fort Campbell, Tennessee
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    IOAD Training

    Gainesboro

    Tennessee

    Activity: Naloxone Training
    Date: 12/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 757 South Grundy Quarels Hwy
    Gainsboro, TN 38562
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Smith County Drug Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 615-588-1622
    Email: Sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Free Opioid Overdose Reversal Training and Naloxone Overdose Reversal Kits.

    Gallatin

    Tennessee

    Activity: Sumner County International Overdose Awareness
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 12:05 pm
    Location: 102b Public Square
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Sumner County Anti-Drug Coalition
    Contact: Kit
    Phone: 6155049163
    Email: sumnercountyantidrug@gmail.com

    We have placed sidewalk stickers in our historic downtown #endoverdose. We have purchased 400 purple balloons with IOAD logo on them to place downtown and in front of businesses, such as City Hall, Library, Police Department, Courthouse. We are wearing purple #endoverdose t shirts all week as we also hand out wristbands. We are inviting individuals to share their stories on our Sumner County Recovery Court facebook page.

    Gallatin

    Tennessee

    Activity: Proclamation by Mayor Paige Brown/City of Gallatin, Tennessee
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: City of Gallatin
    132 West Main Street
    Gallatin, TN 37066
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Gallatin
    Contact: Angela Burnside
    Phone:
    Email:

    Mayoral Proclamation

    Gordonsville

    Tennessee

    Activity: IOAD Naloxone Training
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Timberloft Restaurant, 470 Gordonsville Highway, gordonsville, Tennessee 38563
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 615 588 1622
    Email:

    IOAD Naloxone Training

    Greeneville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Do you know the Facts?
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: 201 Clem St.
    Greeneville, TN 37743
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Each 1 Reach 1
    Contact: Jaime Weems
    Phone: 423-470-0496
    Email: eachonereachone@gmail.com

    We will be hosting a workshop to let the public know of facts surrounding overdoses in the community and state.

    Johnson City

    Tennessee

    Activity: Narcan Training and Distribution
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 613 Watauga St Kingsport, TN 37660
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Sullivan County Anti-Drug Coalition
    Contact: Adam J Kuykendall
    Phone: 4239566697
    Email: Adam@scadcoalition.org

    We will be distributing Narcan and free lock boxes in which to store prescriptions. This will take place in the parking lot of P&S Pharmacy on Watauga Street in Kingsport

    Knoxville

    Tennessee

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Holston River Park
    3300 Holston Hills Road, Knoxville, TN 37914
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: TN Overdose Prevention
    Contact: Selena McClelland
    Phone: 8653388547
    Email: tnoverdoseprevention@gmail.com

    Speakers: 5 pm – 6:30 pm
    Recovery Billboard Signing Release: 6:30pm – 7:00pm
    Recovery Support Speakers: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
    Candlelight Vigil: 8:00 pm – 9 pm
    Tables will include Drug Overdose Support Group sponsored by KPD & the DA’s Office, Mimi’s Place, Joy Gaertner Individual Grief Support, Tammy Fuggatt’s Second Chance, Donna Towe Taygan’s Team, Revida Recovery, Oxford House for Men and Women Tennessee Overdose Prevention will be using Facebook Live to share our speakers, our Candlelight Vigil, and the Henley Street Bridge turning purple.

    The Knoxville, TN event is affiliated with Tennessee Overdose Prevention who will be the coordinator of using Facebook Live across the state of Tennessee as we turn bridges purple in Knoxville, Nashville, and Memphis. The TOP Facebook group and the International Overdose Awareness Day Event Live-streaming group, will be posting hints to help people and groups who have never used Facebook Live.

    Our message as stated by Bethany Morse –

    ‘Overdose Awareness Day is for honoring those we’ve lost and to bring awareness. Not all overdoses are fatal. In fact, most are not, and that’s largely due to the Good Sam Law and Naloxone. Overdose Awareness Day is to honor those who lost their fight, but it’s also a message of hope from those of us who survived. We are a message that we go on to do great things, and help others, that we are worthy of being saved. Because I was spared multiple times, I feel it is my responsibility, my duty to help save as many as I can and live for those who didn’t make it. Please join me in honoring those we’ve loved and lost, and to spread the message that #wedorecover’

    https://www.tnoverdoseprevention.org/events

    Lebanon

    Tennessee

    Activity: Wilson County Proclamation
    Date: 16/09/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Wilson County Courthouse, Commissioner’s Room
    228 E. Main Street
    Lebanon, TN 37087
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: DrugFree WilCo
    Contact: Susan Shaw
    Phone: 615-440-8011
    Email: shawsu@wilsoncountytn.gov

    The Mayor of Wilson County will honor DrugFree WilCo and coalition sector members for their contributions to fighting drug misuse and abuse in our county. The proclamation will be read at the beginning of the Commissioner’s meeting.

    Lexington

    Tennessee

    Activity: IOAD Training
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 702 W Church Street, Lexington, Tennessee
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
    Contact: anna
    Phone:
    Email: a.rolle@penington.org.au

    IOAD Training

    Loudon

    Tennessee

    Activity: Candlelight vigil
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: Fountain in downtown Loudon
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Prevention Alliance of Loudon County
    Contact: Vicki Cowell
    Phone: 8658168445
    Email: Tpaloudonco@gmail.com

    A candlelight vigil to remember the lives lost to overdose.

    Maryville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Take Back Blount
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 601 Smithview Dr.
    Maryville, TN 37803
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Be Aware Blount
    Contact: Amanda Ingle
    Phone: 7313368240
    Email: Amanda.sapat@gmail.com

    Overdose Awareness event; prevention resources, Narcan, candle light vigil open to community to remember those lost in Blount County to overdose.

    Memphis

    Tennessee

    Activity: Memphis Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Martyr’s Park, Channel 3 Dr, Memphis, TN 38103
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: A Betor Way
    Contact: Lisa Bobal
    Phone: 9016269685
    Email: lisa@abetorway.org

    Speakers including parents who have lost children to OD and those in recovery. Candlight vigil to the Memphis Arkansas Bridge. Bridge will light up in purple at dusk.

    Memphis

    Tennessee

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness day Remembrance Service
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Martyr’s Park, Channel 3 Drive Downtown Memphis
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Memphis Area Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Josh Weil
    Phone: 9014955103
    Email: ropsmemphis@gmail.com

    Candlelight ceremony, bridge lighting, music and memories, naloxone training and distribution

    Memphis

    Tennessee

    Activity: Sober Tailgate on Tiger Lane
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: The Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, 335 S Hollywood St, Memphis, TN 38104
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Foundations
    Contact: Josh Weil
    Phone: 9014955103
    Email: ropsmemphis@gmail.com

    Sober tailgate party with food and games. Information on access to treatment, Naloxone training and distribution available

    Monterey

    Tennessee

    Activity: Naloxone Training
    Date: 15/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Monterey Library
    401 East Commercials Avenue
    Monterey, TN 38574
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SCDPC
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 615-588-1622
    Email: Sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Free Opioid Overdose Reversal Training and Naloxone Overdose Reversal Kits.

    Monterey Library

    Tennessee

    Activity: Naloxone Training
    Date: 12/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Monterey Fire Department
    401 N. Elmore St.
    Monterey, TN 38574
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Smith County Drug Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Tommy Angel
    Phone: 615-588-1622
    Email: Sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Free Opioid Overdose Reversal Training and Naloxone Overdose Reversal Kits.

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Rally & Lunch – Nashville
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Nashville Recovery Center (NRC)
    6030 Neighborly Ave
    Nashville, TN 37209
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug, and other Addiction Services
    Contact: Lindsey O’Connell
    Phone: 6153517032
    Email: lindsey@taadas.org

    TAADAS is hosting a rally and luncheon in observation of International Overdose Awareness Day on Saturday, August 31st, and we would like to cordially invite you to attend. The event will be held from 11AM to 2PM at the Nashville Recovery Center and will feature speakers, including Megan Barry and Dr. Stephen Lloyd, Narcan training and naloxone kit distribution, and lunch for all attendees.

    One additional feature of the event will be creating the Wall of Remembrance, where individuals can add their loved one’s names, photos, and artwork on a wall to be displayed during the vigil. If you would like to remember someone in particular, please feel free to print a photo of them to add to a tile on the wall. We hope it will be an opportunity to remember, commemorate, and honor loved ones lost to overdose while spreading awareness about prevention.

    NASHVILLE

    Tennessee

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Rally & Lunch – Nashville
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 299 RADNOR ST
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Nashville IOAD Planning Committee
    Contact: Lindsey O’Connell
    Phone: 6153517032
    Email: lindsey@taadas.org

    Nashville advocacy and treatment groups are hosting a rally and luncheon in observation of International Overdose Awareness Day on Saturday, August 31st, and we would like to cordially invite you to attend. The event will be held from 11AM to 2PM at the Nashville Recovery Center and will feature speakers, including Megan Barry and Dr. Stephen Loyd, Narcan training and naloxone kit distribution, and lunch for all attendees.

    One additional feature of the event will be creating the Wall of Remembrance, where individuals can add their loved one’s names, photos, and artwork on a wall to be displayed during the vigil. If you would like to remember someone in particular, please feel free to print a photo of them to add to a tile on the wall. We hope it will be an opportunity to remember, commemorate, and honor loved ones lost to overdose while spreading awareness about prevention.

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Activity: IOAD Training
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 10:15 am
    Location: West End Methodist Church, 2200 West End Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    IOAD Training

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Activity: IOAD State Employee Training
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 10:15 am
    Location: Tennessee Tower, TN Rooms 1&2, 312 Rosa L Parks Boulevard, Nashville, Tennessee 37243
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services State employee training

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Activity: IOAD Training
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter, Nashville, Tennessee
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    International Overdose Awareness Day

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Activity: IOAD Training
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: BNA Airport Police, Nashville, Tennessee
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    IOAD Training

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Activity: IOAD Training
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Genesis, Nashville, Tennessee
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
    Contact: Anna
    Phone:
    Email: a.rolle@penington.org.au

    IOAD Training

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Activity: IOAD Training
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Buffalo Valley, Nashville, Tennessee
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    IOAD Training

    Oak Ridge

    Tennessee

    Activity: IOAD Training
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    IOAD training

    Paris

    Tennessee

    Activity: HELP Coalition of Lincoln County IOAD training
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: 204 N Brewner Street, Paris, Tennessee 38242
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
    Contact: anna
    Phone:
    Email: a.rolle@penington.org.au

    IOAD Training

    Rossville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Rossville TN First Department IOAD Training
    Date: 26/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Rossville, Tennessee
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    IOAD Training

    Sweetwater

    Tennessee

    Activity: Sweetwater’s 1st Annual IOAD 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:09 pm
    Location: Historic Downtown Sweetwater
    Main Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Heather Ruzic
    Phone: 423-920-7185
    Email: Caleb.forever20@gmail.com

    Speakers , music , activities, and food

    Tracy City

    Tennessee

    Activity: Proclamation, Singing and Lantern Release
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Grundy County Courthouse
    68 Cumberland St.
    Altamont, TN 37301
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Grundy Safe Communities Coalition
    Contact: Chasity Melton
    Phone: 9315922923
    Email: grundysafecommunities@gmail.com

    We will start with a proclamation by the mayor to recognize August 31st as IODAD. We will then have testimonies from mothers who have lost their children to overdose and overdose survivors speak. We will then have a musician play songs while Asian lanterns are released in remembrance of loved ones lost. We will also have prevention messaging, lock boxes, and other resources available for attendees.

    Woodbury

    Tennessee

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Court House Square, Woodbury, TN 37190
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cannon County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Pamela Steakley
    Phone: 615-563-8101
    Email: cannoncoalition@gmail.com

    Purple balloons and posters in businesses and around the square. Facebook page campaign to tell stories of those fighting drug addiction or of those who have lost the battle.

    Texas

    Arlington

    Texas

    Activity: Narcan training session
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Greenhouse Outpatient Center
    2301 Ave J.
    Arlington, TX 76006
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Greenhouse Treatment Centre
    Contact: Tyler Harrel
    Phone:
    Email: tharrell@ContactAAC.com

    http://greenhouse.aaclive.org/

    Denton

    Texas

    Activity: North Texas Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Lawn on the Denton Courthouse on the Square
    110 W. Hickory St.
    Denton, TX 76201
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Sharon Roland
    Phone: 214-418-4769
    Email: northtexasioad@gmail.com

    Please join us for this free, public event as we gather to unite and educate the community about the opioid epidemic, to support and provide resources for individuals and families who are struggling with drug use and addiction, and to remember those who lost their lives to overdose.

    North Texas Overdose Awareness Day on Saturday, August 31, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the lawn of the Denton Courthouse on the Square. There will be speakers, Narcan demonstration and free Narcan, resource tables, food, and a memorial balloon release.

    Edinburg

    Texas

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day 2019
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: The University of Texas
    Rio Grande Valley
    Collegiate Recovery Program
    University Center Lobby
    1201 W. University Dr
    Edinburg, Texas
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Behavioural Health Solutions of South Texas
    Contact:
    Phone: 956 665 2574
    Email:

    In observance of International Overdose Awareness Day, we are collaborating with UTRGV Collegiate Recovery Program at UTRGV – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley at the University Center Lobby from August 28-30.

    We will be offering information on how to spot an overdose, how to administer Narcan/naloxone, and other info pertaining to prescription drug misuse. Big thanks to H-E-B for donating food for the event!

    We hope to see you there!

    https://www.facebook.com/pg/InternationalOverdoseAwarenessDay/community/?ref=page_internal

    Fort Worth

    Texas

    Activity: Fort Worth Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: True Worth Place
    1513 E Presidio St.
    Fort Worth, TX 76102
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: O.D. Aid
    Contact: Lizzie Maldonado
    Phone:
    Email: odaidfw@gmail.com

    Overdose is the leading cause of death for people in the U.S. under 50. We are facing an overdose crisis of devastating proportion and so many people in our communities have been affected.

    Join us on Overdose Awareness Day to remember the loved ones we have lost, learn together how to prevent fatal overdoses in our community, distribute naloxone and harm reduction supplies to the surrounding community and give back by cleaning up any trash and syringes that we find in the area.

    FREE OVERDOSE PREVENTION TRAINING
    Learn how to prevent a fatal overdose with naloxone and pick up your free overdose prevention kit.

    TRASH PICKUP
    Join us after the training to clean up any syringes and trash we might find in the surrounding area of Lancaster.

    The Texas Modified Dolls Chapter will be making sack lunches to distribute.

    If you want to contribute any refreshments, donations or supplies to support the event, please send us a message!

    Grande Prairie

    Texas

    Activity: International Overdose Awreness Day March
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Grande Prairie
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Michael Lumsden
    Phone:
    Email:

    Internatinal Overdoes Awareness Day march

    Houston

    Texas

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil for International Overdose Awareness Day 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Sobriety Matters a/k/a Positive Recovery, 513 Thornton Rd., Houston, TX 77018
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Sobriety Matters a/k/a Positive Recovery Centers
    Contact: Faithe Bowen
    Phone: 832-404-4094
    Email: faithe.bowen@positiverecovery.com

    Candlelight Vigil for International Overdose Awareness Day 2019

    Houston

    Texas

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Check our Facebook event page for updates on venue.
    https://www.facebook.com/InAnotherVein/https://www.facebook.com/BayouActionStreetHealth/
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: In Another Vein & Bayou Action Street Health
    Contact: Debra
    Phone:
    Email: bayouactionstreethealth@protonmail.com

    This is an informal gathering where we will remember and honor those we’ve lost and celebrate those who are with us. We’ll have a demonstration of overdose recognition and reversal, naloxone distribution, memorial activities and an open mic for anyone who wishes to speak, perform or otherwise bring attention to the crisis of overdose.

    Hurst

    Texas

    Activity: A Prescription for Prevention
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 08:30 am
    Location: Hurst Conference Center
    1601 Campus Dr, Hurst, TX 76054
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Challenge of Tarrant County
    Contact: John Haenes
    Phone: 817-336-6617
    Email: john@tcchallenge.org

    Please join us for ‘A Prescription for Prevention’ on August 29, 2019, at the Hurst Conference Center.

    The Fort Worth Safe Communities Coalition Drug Overdose and Poisoning Prevention Task Force is partnering with the event host, Challenge of Tarrant County, along with SMART Arlington and the DEA for this one-day event aligned with International Overdose Awareness Day, as a follow-up to the 2016 conference, ‘When the Prescription Becomes the Problem.’

    The American Medical Association forecasts the opioid epidemic is far from over, estimating that overdose deaths will continue to rise over the next six years, reaching 82,000 annually by 2025. Opioid use disorder isn’t contained by a hospital, community health setting, treatment center, or even jail—and our interventions can’t be either. Join community leaders and local innovators on August 29th 2019 for a solution-driven summit meant to spark new ideas and new collaborations. This symposium will provide insights into what’s working on the local level, introduce successful models and policies, and identify potential barriers. Information will be presented via an outstanding lineup of speakers who will provide the latest research, real world knowledge, and practical solutions aimed at reducing opioid deaths in our community.

    CEUs are provided for multiple professions, and lunch is included in the $30 registration fee.

    To register, go to www.challengetc.org or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-prescription-for-prevention-tarrant-countys-response-to-opioid-crisis-tickets-62362263208?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing.

    If your agency is interested in sponsoring one of the breaks or having a vendor table at the event, please contact John Haenes at John@challengetc.org.

    Kerrville

    Texas

    Activity: Time to Remember Time to Act
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: First Baptist Church
    625 Washington St.
    Kerrville, TX 78028
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Kerrville Recovery Community Coalition
    Contact: Sabine
    Phone: 832.361.2849
    Email: sabine3722@att.net

    Speakers, including Mayor’s introduction
    Video tribute
    Candlelight vigil
    Resource tables

    LAREDO

    Texas

    Activity: 3RD ANNUAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS EVENT
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: IRON BODY FITNESS CENTER
    820 GALE ST
    LAREDO, TX 78040
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: MYKE’S PURPOSE
    Contact: MARINA MORALES
    Phone: 956-740-0633
    Email: MYKEYSPURPOSE@GMAIL.COM

    COMMUNITY EVENT TO REMEMBER ALL OUR LOVED ONES THAT HAVE LOST THE BATTLE TO ADDICTION, WITH PROMO BOOTHS AND LOCAL ENFORCEMENT OFFICES TO PARTICIPATE. FREE TO THE PUBLIC. FREE REFRESHMENTS AND PALETAS WE WILL HAVE GUEST SPEAKERS, MARIACHI LOS ARRIEROS, CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL, ROSARY RELEASE. MOTOR CYCLE CLUB BORDER SKULLS WILL BE THERE.

    Round Rock

    Texas

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 09:30 am
    Location: Lakeview Pavilion at Old Settler Park.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: LifeSteps Council on Alcohol and Drugs
    Contact: Rosana
    Phone: 5122469880
    Email: coalition@lifestepscouncil.org

    Overdose Awareness Day is a day to remember those who were lost, who are struggling, and who are in recovery!
    It’s also a day to raise awareness about substance use disorders and wellness!

    Waxahachie

    Texas

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Event 2019
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: The Avenue in Waxahachie, 1761 N Highway 77, Waxahachie, TX 75165
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drug Prevention Resources
    Contact: Shari Phillips
    Phone: 972-518-1821
    Email: info@drugfreegen.org

    A day for family and friends to acknowledge and remember those they have lost, those who are struggling, and those in recovery, and for our community  to come together to commit to raising awareness.

    Utah

    Saint George

    Utah

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Southwest Utah
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Vernon Worthen Park
    300 South 400 East, Saint George, Utah, 84770
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness
    Contact: Benjamin Martinez
    Phone: 435-319-8800
    Email: benjamin.martinez@myusara.com

    Overdose Awareness Event

    St Lake City

    Utah

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Utah
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 350 State St
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Overdose Awareness Utah
    Contact: Event Organiser
    Phone:
    Email:

    Each year International Overdose Awareness Day is recognized on a global scale. Hundreds will gather at the Utah State Capitol South steps to remember our loved ones lost to overdose as well as raise awareness and promote sobriety and recovery. Many of us have lost our loved ones to overdose but we CHOOSE to remember that for those still here and struggling, there is always hope for recovery…

    https://www.facebook.com/events/2265376143713724/

    Vermont

    Hartford

    Vermont

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:15 pm
    Location: Lyman Point Park
    Hartford, VT
    (Rain or Shine)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Dottie Moffitt
    Phone: (802)233-0039
    Email: dottiemoffitt03@gmail.com

    A time to gather to increase awareness about the disease of addiction, hear from those in recovery and to remember those who have passed away due to the disease of addiction.

    Virginia

    Arlington

    Virginia

    Activity: Library display
    Date: 20/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Shirlington Library – 4200 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 22206Columbia Pike Library – 816 S Walter Reed Rd, Arlington, VA 22204
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Arlington Addiction Recovery Initiative
    Contact: Emily Siqveland
    Phone: 703-228-4216
    Email: esiqveland@arlingtonva.us

    There will be displays in the library with information about International Overdose Awareness Day, images of famous people who have overdosed, and a Remembrance Tree for community members to hang leaves on with names of loved ones. Treatment resources will also be available near these displays.

    The display will hang from August 20th – September 3rd

    Belle Haven

    Virginia

    Activity: REVIVE! Naloxone Training
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Eastern Shore Community Services Board – Prevention Services
    15150 Merry Cat Lane
    Belle Haven, VA 23306
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Eastern Shore Community Services Board
    Contact: James Foley
    Phone: 7579895420
    Email: jfoley@escsb.org

    REVIVE! Lay-Rescuer Training
    REVIVE! is the Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education (OONE) program for the Commonwealth of Virginia. REVIVE! provides training to professionals, stakeholders, and others on how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose emergency with the administration of naloxone (Narcan ®). REVIVE! is a collaborative effort led by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) working alongside the Virginia Department of Health, the Virginia Department of Health Professions, recovery community organizations such as the McShin Foundation, OneCare of Southwest Virginia, the Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery Alliance of Virginia (SAARA), and other stakeholders.
    Public Health Emergency
    Virginia is currently under a public health emergency as a result of the opioid addiction crisis. Virginia has been severely impacted by opioid abuse, particularly the abuse of prescription drugs. In 1999, the first year for which such data is available, approximately 23 people died from abuse of fentanyl, hydrocodone, methadone, and oxycodone (the leading prescription opioids abused, commonly referred to as FHMO). By 2013, the most recent year for which complete data is available, 386 individuals died from the abuse of FHMO, an increase of 1,578%, with fentanyl being the primary substance fueling this increase. In 2013 alone, there was an increase of more than 100% in deaths attributed to fentanyl use. In 2013, as before in 2011, drug-related deaths happened at a higher per capita level (11.0 deaths per 100,000) than motor vehicle crashes (10.1 per 100,000).
    Naloxone – Virginia Statewide Standing Order
    A Standing order serves as a prescription for all Virginians who would like to obtain Naloxone. Virginia residents can now request Naloxone directly from the pharmacy without out having to visit their doctor or medical provider first.
    Naloxone, a prescription medication, is an opioid antagonist drug that reverses the effects that opioids have in the brain. When a person overdoses on opioids, the opioid overwhelms specific receptors in the brain, slowly decreasing respiration and heart rate before finally stopping it altogether. Naloxone has a very high affinity for these receptors and effectively pushes the opioid off of the brain receptor. This action allows a person’s body to resume respiration. Naloxone has been used for years by emergency medical technicians and emergency room doctors to reverse opioid overdose emergencies. Outside of this singular purpose, naloxone has no effect on the body, and poses no danger to anyone who accidentally administers it to themselves or someone else.
    Naloxone is a proven public health response to the epidemic of opioid overdose emergencies. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that since 1996, when the first program to distribute naloxone to Lay Rescuers (REVIVE!’s terminology for community members who have been trained on naloxone administration) was implemented, 152,283 persons received training on administering naloxone. Those individuals have saved 26,463 lives by administering naloxone to individuals who were experiencing an opioid overdose emergency.

    cHESAPEAKE

    Virginia

    Activity: lighting at city hall
    Date: 01/09/2019
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: 306 CEDAR ROAD
    Public/Private: Public